imagination: the ability to create new mental images and representations…
: the ability to create new mental images and representations in the absence of stimuli
it is a vital part to the creation and interpretation of everything we do and think becuase it encourages eveolution.
Point us towards all the knowledge that we do not know.
example: metaphors, analogies, creation of mobile wireless phone by Motorola
Gives us a sence of limitlessness and makes our possibilities endless.
It encourages us to go beyond the world that we perceive via our senses and this way imagine unperecidented thing.
incentives creation,fuels innovations
This encourages evolution and history making discoveries/creations.
for the development of mental images - through all senses
works in tandem with other Ways of Knowing
Images often resemble a previous experience or emotion. Difficult to produce new images not based on past experiences
try to fill in the gap of the absence of stimuli- the limit of our knowledge, that is the process of imagination
Mental images can be made up of any sensory input. However visual metal imagery is the most common
The mind’s eye
Imagination as a way of knowing
: search and construction of knowledge
The brain takes familiar images and fits them together in new ways.
Metaphors, analogies, maybe even language itself (as representation) require a degree of imagination.
‘neuronal ensemble’: simultaneous activation of neurons that strengthens the connections between them, linking them together
creates a new image by combining other images stored codes made by neuron of past perceptions (memory)
for visualization through Mental rehearsal and motor imagery
constructed through other WOKs : sense perception and memory
join together distinctive ideas in new and useful combinations.
can be considered to be a purposeful act motivated by a drive to produce innovative and useful ideas where as imagination can be purposeless without a set objectve.
purposeful formation of a mental image of something
technique often taught in sports as a mental rehearsal or motor imagery.
Limited by reason
yes: lack of experience
no: it creates further scope for development of mental images
Andrea Parró and Amalia Bedoya