The Rational Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Ruth M. J. Byrne
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-26 - Publisher: MIT Press

The human imagination remains one of the last uncharted terrains of the mind. This accessible and original monograph explores a central aspect of the imagination, the creation of counterfactual alternatives to reality, and claims that imaginative thoughts are guided by the same principles that underlie rational thoughts. Research has shown
Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations
Language: en
Pages: 795
Authors: Ilias Maglogiannis, John Macintyre, Lazaros Iliadis
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-22 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2021, held virtually and in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, in June 2021. The 50 full papers and 11 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 113 submissions. They
Handbook of Imagination and Culture
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Tania Zittoun, Vlad Glaveanu
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Imagination allows individuals and groups to think beyond the here-and-now, to envisage alternatives, to create parallel worlds, and to mentally travel through time. Imagination is both extremely personal (for example, people imagine unique futures for themselves) and deeply social, as our imagination is fed with media and other shared representations.
Mental Models and Their Dynamics, Adaptation, and Control
Language: en
Authors: Jan Treur, Laila Van Ments
Categories: Cognitive maps (Psychology)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book introduces a generic approach to model the use and adaptation of mental models, including the control over this. In their mental processes, humans often make use of internal mental models as a kind of blueprints for processes that can take place in the world or in other persons.
The Cambridge Handbook of the Imagination
Language: en
Pages: 862
Authors: Anna Abraham
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-18 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The human imagination manifests in countless different forms. We imagine the possible and the impossible. How do we do this so effortlessly? Why did the capacity for imagination evolve and manifest with undeniably manifold complexity uniquely in human beings? This handbook reflects on such questions by collecting perspectives on imagination