The way we imagine and listen to melodies sheds light on imagination.
Next time you listen to scary campfire stories, sit with a friend who has aphantasia.
Everyone thinks they know how to make their brain more creative and have better ideas.
All science begins with a leap of intuition, says Richard Dawkins, but we can only ever find objective truths by knowing when to let evidence take over from emotion.
“Memory is a poet,” Marie Howe once remarked, “not an historian.” When it comes to fake news, our minds can be easily and permanently misled.