Understanding how imagination works could be the key to daydreaming yourself into a sharper, more creative person.
"Use your imagination." You've probably heard this phrase since before you can remember.
It was your imagination you were using to create your first finger painting; your imagination that let you visualize what it might be like to make out with your high school crush; your imagination that helped you dream up the idea for your business or book or the house you'll one day build.
But when you use your imagination, what exactly is at work?
Try this: Close your eyes and imagine a bowl of fruit. This is pretty simple. You might see some apples and oranges, bananas, maybe a bunch of grapes. Probably, you've seen enough bowls of fruit in your life to call a stored-up image to mind with little effort.
Via Sandeep Gautam, Alessandro Cerboni