Monday, December 19, 2016

"Stranger Things" and the neuroscience of imagination

"Stranger Things", a series on Netflix, is a tribute to the 1980's, things that go bump in the night, and preteens solving a mystery the grownups can't figure out. If you've ever seen it, you know the writers must have used their imaginations (and then some) to come up with the story, characters, and setting. 

This got me to thinking about how our imagination actually works. How can we "see" things in our mind, that we've never seen in reality? This 5-minute TED-Ed lessons gives us a good start into understanding the neuroscience of human imagination. 

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