Creative Juices


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Creative Juices


    Our mind is capable of many different things including imagining things that are impossible. Like when we daydream or when we dream about something, believe it or not, they are both a form of imagination. People who like art would use their imagination to make their artwork in their unique way, people who like to bake would use their imagination to make their food in their own unique way. Let’s take a look at how our brain works and where it goes when we imagine things.


   According to a lead searcher Medical News Today, Alex Schlegel, a graduate student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences says the brain goes to this place called “mental workspace” when we imagine or dream about something. We may think proving how imaginations occur easy but it really isn’t. For example, when we read a book, some people can imagine the scene in their head with no hardship at all while others may not be able to do so. Alex and his team gathered 15 volunteers to visualize specific images. They used an fMRI to measure the volunteers’ brain activity. The team expected visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes imagery, but they discovered that a lot of other parts of the brain were involved in manipulating imaginary shapes.


    Our imagination also helps us hear things. For example, us imagining a sound can actually change how we perceive the world around us. It can also change how we perceive the world. If you think about how a shape changes it can easily change how we look at things. Imaginations are harder to understand than you think. 


    As you can tell, trying to understand how our imaginations work is harder than some people think. Even when we are asleep, dreaming can really change how we look at things in the world. It’s amazing how our brain works sometimes.