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Imaginative Minds

Edited by Ilona Roth

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780197264195
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734540 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.001.0001

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

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Autism and the Imaginative Mind

ILONA MIELKE.

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December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 10235 words.

Autism is diagnosed through a symptom of clusters known as the diagnostic triad. One of these is the rigid adherence to routines, repetitive activities, and narrowly focused interests which...

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Autonomy and Control in Children’s Interactions with Imaginary Companions

MARJORIE TAYLOR, STEPHANIE M. CARLSON and ALISON B. SHAWBER.

in Imaginative Minds

December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 8335 words.

This chapter discusses children’s private role play with imaginary companions and playmates which the children created and interacted with and/or talked about regularly. Although imaginary...

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A Claim on the Reader1

GREGORY CURRIE.

in Imaginative Minds

December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 8814 words.

This chapter discusses the impact of narratives on the imaginative faculties of the readers. Imaginative engagement with a narrative has two aspects: what is to be imagined from the...

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Great Ape Cognition and the Evolutionary Roots of Human Imagination

THOMA SUDDENDORF and ANDREW WHITEN.

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December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 11346 words.

The imaginative powers of humans obviously exceed those of other species; however these characteristics and knowledge did not spring from nowhere. Instead they evolved on the shoulders of...

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Imagination and Testimony in Cognitive Development: The Cautious Disciple?

PAUL L. HARRIS and MELISSA KOENIG.

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December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 8015 words.

Imagination is often associated with the capacity to contemplate non-existent possibilities; however imaginative faculty is also used when thinking about several non-observable but real...

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Imaging Imagination: Brain Scanning of the Imagined Future

MORTEN L. KRINGELBACH and JOHN G. GEAKE.

in Imaginative Minds

December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 7816 words.

Imagination is believed to be made-up of two components. The first one suggests that acts of imagination engage similar networks in the brain to those used for motor and sensory processing...

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Imagining Things: Mind Into Music (And Back Again)

NICHOLAS COOK.

in Imaginative Minds

December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 8029 words.

This chapter discusses the inherent limits of all the imaginative models for music, from analyses to sketches to scores, and the gap that opens up between them and the real-time experience...

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Memes, Minds, and Imagination

SUSAN BLACKMORE.

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December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 8193 words.

This chapter determines the existence of human imagination and creativity through the concept of human culture and meme. It aims to rebut the two assumptions governing creative imagination...

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Mental Imagery and Creative Thought

DAVID G. PEARSON.

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December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 9502 words.

Mental imagery is the quasi-perceptual state of consciousness in which the mind appears to be able to create sensory-like experience. It is often cited as having a crucial role in creative...

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A Module for Metaphor? The Site of Imagination in the Architecture of the Mind

DANIEL NETTLE.

in Imaginative Minds

December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 6212 words.

Contemporary psychology claims an influential position that suggests that the mind is made-up of constellations of domain-specific, specialized computational mechanisms. Controversy remains...

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Music, Science, and Culture

CROSS IAN.

in Imaginative Minds

December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 8579 words.

Music is conceptualized as a product and a process of imagination. It is often assumed that engagement in music initiates the developmental and evolutionary emergence of imagination. This...

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Seven Steps in the Evolution of the Human Imagination

STEVEN MITHEN.

in Imaginative Minds

December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 9324 words.

The modern human is a product of six million years of evolution wherein it is assumed that the ancestor of man resembles that of a chimpanzee. This assumption is based on the similarities...

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Specialized Inference Engines as Precursors of Creative Imagination?

PASCAL BOYER.

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December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 8261 words.

The human imagination is often thought of as creativity and originality. It is often considered in terms of its high-end, creative products such as religion, arts, and literature. However,...

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The Way We Imagine1

MARK TURNER.

in Imaginative Minds

December 2007; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 8288 words.

This chapter focuses on the engine of human imagination —the conceptual integration in which conceptual arrays are blended to form compressed, memorable conceptual packets, agreeable to...

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