The world’s first conference for people with ‘extreme imagination’ took place at the University of Exeter, UK, on 5 – 7 April 2019.
The event was a great success – thanks to all those who organised, contributed, and participated.
Documentation of the proceedings will be assembled here.
Professor Adam Zeman – Phantasia: the psychological significance of visual imagery extremes
Professor Joel Pearson – The cognitive neuroscience of mental imagery
Dr Crawford Winlove – The Neural Basis of Visual Imagery
Q&A session with the Extreme Imagination speakers
Professor John Onians – Neural Deficits as Assets: Life as a Colour-Blind Art Historian
Professor Emily Holmes – Mental Imagery and Emotion: Psychology from lab to clinic
Professor Fiona Macpherson – What is it Like to Have Visual Imagery?
Closing remarks and next steps
- Learning – Kathryn Bates and Lizzy Booth
- Drawing – Michael Chance
- Creative Writing – Dustin Grinnell
Creative Writing workshop slides
How to Write with Aphantasia (Article)
- Therapy – Nili Sigal
Links to BBC coverage of the conference can be found here