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An App to Boost the Imagination

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An app under development promises to improve creativity and nurture the imagination. The app is the work of Sophie von Stumm, director of the Hungry Mind Lab at Goldsmiths, University of London, whose initiative is one of 16 proposals that have been selected through a grant competition from the Imagination Institute, based at the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center.

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Toward a Science of the Imagination

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“When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning,” reflected writer and Nobel laureate Albert Camus. But what is the imagination? Is it sheer fantasy, or might it be crucial to engaging with life and exploring the world? How might it relate to dreaming, to personal development or mental flexibility? And what scientific information is needed to understand how imagination functions and grows?

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