Some people have subtitles synaesthesia’ which means they see all speech appear as writing in their mind. And they only realised not everyone thinks this way when they saw a research study ad.
By learning what parts of the brain are crucial for imagination to work, neuroscientists can look back over hundreds of millions of years of evolution to figure out when it first emerged.
Maladaptive daydreaming affects about 2.5% of people.
The key to understanding online conspiracy theorists is to understand how the line between fantasy and reality can become blurred.
Science fiction books can inspire more children to become scientists if authors and illustrators do a better job of depicting characters from diverse backgrounds.
The gravity of the current situation is obscuring a less visible crisis – a failure of political imagination
The condition challenges the centuries-old idea that all great artists are able to envision what they’re drawing.
Creative problem-solving using metaphors can help us deal with the long-term anxiety and challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
Achieving a radically different tomorrow will require more than a purely technocratic approach. So now, imagine you are in the year 2050 …
How walking side by side can help to resolve conflict and improve people’s sense of connection with others.
Experiments show that children who pretend to be their favourite character persist for longer on a task than children not pretending.
These seven cli-fi novels will get you fired up for action.
Research shows that the more adults identify with exercise or physical activity, the more they engage in it.
An exciting announcement about upcoming plans – and we revisit an old favourite episode.
The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley believed that we can exercise our moral imagination ‘in the same manner as exercise strengthens a limb’. Here, then, are some tips for fostering empathy through art.
Children with imaginary friends tend to be creative and have more empathy.
There needs to be more opportunity in school and at home for students to learn to write for enjoyment.
Modern science backs Picasso, who once said ‘Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.’
There are many people who are astonished to discover that their complete lack of ability to picture visual imagery is different from the norm.
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.