imagination

It’s not something most Harvard faculty spend much time contemplating, but Tomer Ullman likes to think about magic. In particular, he likes to think about whether it would be harder to levitate a frog or turn it to stone. And if you’re thinking the answer is obvious (turning it to stone, right?), Ullman says that’s… Read more

Imagine an apple floating in front of you. Now see if you can rotate it around in your mind. Look at it from the top, bottom – does it have any blemishes? How clearly can you see it? Some people see the apple perfectly, like watching a movie, while others have a very poor wavering… Read more

Evidence of grid cell activity has been seen in healthy volunteers asked to imagine moving through an environment in new research from University College London. Grid cells are brain cells that act as an internal coordinate system, firing at a series of locations that form a hexagonal grid across our environment as we move around… Read more

Your imagination may affect how you experience the world more than you think. What we imagine hearing or seeing in our head can change our actual perception, a new study from Karolinska Institutet shows. The study sheds new light on a classic question in psychology and neuroscience: How do our brains combine information from the… Read more