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Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is the ability of forming mental images, sensations and concepts, in a moment when they are not perceived through sight, hearing or other senses. Imagination helps provide meaning to experience and understanding to knowledge; it is a fundamental facility through which people make sense of the world, and it also plays a key role in the learning process. A basic training for imagination is listening to storytelling (narrative), in which the exactness of the chosen words is the fundamental factor to "evoke worlds."
It is accepted as the innate ability and process of inventing partial or complete personal realms within the mind from elements derived from sense perceptions of the shared world. The term is technically used in psychology for the process of reviving in the mind, percepts of objects formerly given in sense perception. Since this use of the term conflicts with that of ordinary language, some psychologists have preferred to describe this process as "imaging" or "imagery" or to speak of it as "reproductive" as opposed to "productive" or "constructive" imagination. Imagined images are seen with the "mind's eye."
Imagination can also be expressed through stories such as fairy tales or fantasies. Most famous inventions or entertainment products were developed from the inspiration of someone's imagination.
Children often use narratives or pretend play in order to exercise their imagination. When children develop fantasy they play at two levels: first, they use role playing to act out what they have developed with their imagination, and at the second level they play again with their make-believe situation by acting as if what they have developed is an actual reality that already exists in narrative myth.
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If designers want to develop effective products for children with autism, they first need to immerse themselves in the group they are targeting. This is the claim made by Helma van Rijn, who will be awarded ...
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
There's no question that our ability to remember informs our sense of self. Now research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, provides new evidence that the re ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 07, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Pretend play can be fun for preschool children, but a new University of Virginia study, published in a recent online edition of the journal Psychological Bulletin, finds that it is not as crucial to a c ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Children today may be busier than ever, but Case Western Reserve University psychologists have found that their imagination hasn't suffered in fact, it appears to have increased.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 30, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Parents who feel guilty about letting their young children watch too many fantasy movies on TV can relax.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- New research challenges the belief that psychopaths are born not made, and suggests psychopaths may even be able to change their spots.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 19, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 3 |
Imagining something with our mind's eye is a task we engage in frequently, whether we're daydreaming, conjuring up the face of a childhood friend, or trying to figure out exactly where we might have parked the car. But how ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 16, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 3 |