How Imagination Makes Us Human -- Science of Us
When we participate in an activity that involves our distinct human ability to imagine, create, or enjoy imagery, sound and sensations like poetry, music or carpentry, it stimulates cognitive and physiological processes that strengthen our creative abilities.
Our creative and collaborative actions have many beneficial outcomes, and we can try to use those to change or offset the negative.
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