Einstein, the revolutionary physicist, employed a highly creative scientific process that lead him to his greatest discoveries! He used the power of his imagination!
Albert Einstein once said. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
It has been because of the use of the IMAGINATION that the globes greatest discoveries have come about. YET, our understanding of the imagination is vague and few people truly access the power of it.
That’s beginning to change, thanks to the results from studies on the imagination that commenced in 2013. Researchers at Dartmouth University have some surprising answers . . .
There is no ‘seat-of-creative-activity’ occurring in the ‘right-brain’ governing creative activity! Rather, that the human brain is interconnected.
They discovered a large cortical and subcortical network ACROSS the brain where visual processing occurs, that enables manipulations of imagery, symbols, and ideas. This is also the place in the brain where attention of mental focus produces new ideas and solutions to complex problems.
The researchers have coined this the ‘mental workspace’.
“When asked what his scientific thought process looked like, Einstein would say that he’d take an image in his mind and play around with it and manipulate it, looking at it from different angles — combining and breaking things apart,” Schlegel told The Huffington Post.
Elite athletes utilise the mental workspace just as Eienstein speaks about – playing around with the imagination, until what’s held in the mind is the outcome sought!
Imagination is the ability to form a mental image of something that is not ‘yet’ perceived through the five senses, the ability of the mind to build mental scenes, objects or events that do not exist, are not currently present. Imagination includes sound, taste, smell, a physical sensation or a feeling or emotion.
Everyone possesses an imagination. In some, it is highly developed because of the consistent use of it. For some people it is easier to see mental pictures, others find it easier to imagine a feeling, some are more comfortable imagining the sensation of one of the five senses. Training of the imagination gives the ability to combine all the senses.
A developed and strong imagination does not make you a daydreamer and impractical. On the contrary, it strengthens your creative abilities, and is a great tool for recreating and remodeling your world and life.
IMAGINATION is an important strategy in creating the life we choose.
~ Dr. Fur Wale
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