Empathy

Through imagination we can put ourselves into the minds of others, imagining things from their perspective and considering how our actions may impact upon them. We can do this not just with those around us but can imagine ourselves into the past and the future and to the other side of the world. Technology is…

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The Art Of Scientific Investigation: How Intuition And The Imagination Fuel Scientific Discovery And Creativity

We’ve talked a lot about the importance of embracing doubt in order to solve problems creatively, but what is actually happening when we let ourselves be open to ideas? Brain Pickings, from writer and MIT fellow, Maria Popova, looks at “what matters in the world and why”. Her ethos is based on combining to create…

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How To Be Better At Uncertainty

As part of our focus on empathy, here we’re looking at the power of uncertainty with an article from The CUT, New York Magazine‘s female-focused website and blog. Despite a general trend towards knowing one’s mind and the freedom that losing unnecessary baggage brings, Kristin Wong explores how it’s actually accepting the unknown which leads to…

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Words From Jacqueline Wilson – Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day to all our Imagination Matters readers. On this day of celebration for the wonderful worlds, characters and plots that have burst into the world from the imaginations of authors throughout the ages, what better person to hear from but Dame Jacqueline Wilson, award-winning author and former Children’s Laureate (and someone who…

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Auschwitz Survivor Eva Schloss Recorded In Virtual Reality

We came across a video on the BBC website, documenting how Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss’s story has been preserved through virtual reality. This is a fascinating example of how human memories can be documented and accessed using new technologies and how these technologies can better help generations to come to empathise with and understand important experiences…

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Imagining Imagination

In this article written exclusively for Imagination Matters, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, takes a fascinating exploration into the mind’s creative power and how we can imagine imagination itself. Can you imagine a life without imagination?  If…

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