‘Let’s go on an adventure, Teddy.’
Children with imaginary friends tend to be creative and have more empathy.
Writing for pleasure improves long-term learning outcomes in a range of areas, including maths and science.
There needs to be more opportunity in school and at home for students to learn to write for enjoyment.
Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.
Modern science backs Picasso, who once said 'Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.'
The phenomenon of not being able to picture something in your ‘mind’s eye’ is known as aphantasia.
There are many people who are astonished to discover that their complete lack of ability to picture visual imagery is different from the norm.
Navdeep Bains, Canada’s
innovation, science and economic development minister, takes part in a technology event in Ottawa in May 2017. The Canadian government has started up a $1.26-billion fund to support innovation-related business investments.
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If leaders of educational institutions are concerned about the employability of graduates, they should avoid over-investing in STEM subjects and stop snubbing liberal arts.
A shark bit off the rest of me.
It turns out that children as young as three can actually understand some forms of irony.
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Tolkien and Zamenhof are two of imaginary languages' most successful proponents – yet their aims were very different.
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When human contact is cut off, the brain begins to act in strange ways to preserve its sanity.
Children express creativity through ‘pretend play.’
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Summer can likely be full of activities that you do with your child. Here's what research shows on how to boost your child's creativity.
Six tips to get rid of that song stuck in your head, based on the latest research.
Trying on new roles.
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Research has found a relationship between pretend play and a child's developing creativity, understanding of others and social competence with peers.
In the late 19th century, three brothers from New Hampshire drew uniforms for the military troops of their imaginary world.
One historian is plumbing the oft-discarded works of kids – from shipwreck tales to diary entries – to augment our understanding of U.S. history.
General relativity isn’t only a powerfully descriptive theory, but there’s a beauty in its elegance.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is a triumph of reason and imagination, of art and science, with a profound beauty of its own.
A miniature orc from the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
When conspiracy theorists label games and literature "Satanic," what does it say about their own imaginations and ability to engage in play?
They way we relate to other people shapes our moral life – and that’s something that requires imagination.
Creativity and imagination - it’s impossible to discuss one without reference to the other - are often discussed with regard to the great artists, thinkers, and visionaries of our world. Those are the…
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Back in the early 1990s, I used to play the video game Tetris on my Nintendo Game Boy. I was really good at it – if I do say so myself – and I used to play for hours every day. When I went to bed I would…
The ability to daydream offers us tremendous flexibility in our daily lives.
We are usually told that daydreaming is a waste of time and mental power, but the ability to daydream offers us tremendous flexibility in our daily lives. The frequency with which we daydream suggests…