12 Conceptions of Imagination
The brain. The only organ to have named itself. The source of the Moonlight Sonata, the Taj Mahal and the boogeyman. But how are we able to look at the stars and contemplate our place in the universe? How does it conceive of Harry Potter and Oliver Twist?
The imagination is an incredible thing. Adapted from previous course material from The Open University, the infographic shown looks at the 12 concepts of imagination in more detail. The 'twelve conceptions of imagination' stem from a 2003 paper by Leslie Stevenson, who looked to distinguish the meanings of imagination. These are:
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