Email: annaabr[@]gmail.com | Twitter: @_imaginatrix | Group: Creativity & Imagination Lab | Profile: Google Scholar
Research Expertise: Creativity, Imagination, Reality-Fiction Distinction, Mental Time Travel, Theory of Mind, Self-Referential Thought
Domains/Disciplines: Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Neuroscience, Social Neuroscience
Nov 2019: Keynote Address - The World in My Mind - at the "Does Fiction Change the World?" Founding Conference of the International Society for Fiction and Fictionality Studies (ISFFS), Paris, France.
Oct 2019: Speaker - A Neurophilosophical Approach to the Imagination - at the Exploring the Mind’s Eye: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives on Imagination conference at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
Oct 2019: Keynote Address - Nurturing the Imagination - at the Empathy & Kindness at the Heart of Learning conference, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France.
Sep 2019: Keynote Session on Creativity - ICONIQ Ideas, Napa Valley, California, USA.
Jul 2019: Panel Discussant - BBC Radio 4 - Beyond Belief episode on The Imagination.
Jun 2019: Forthcoming book - The Cambridge Handbook of the Imagination - with Cambridge University Press.
May 2019: Speaker - Neuroscience & Creativity: Insights from Unnatural Bedfellows - Zangwill Club, University of Cambridge, UK.
May 2019: Panel Discussant - Beyond Belief - Faith and the Imagination Event - at the Hay Festival, UK.
May 2019: Present a Lecture - The Truth About Creativity - Leeds International Festival, UK.
Apr 2019: Paper (article) - Comparing the efficacy of four brief inductions in boosting short-term creativity - published in the Journal of
Apr 2019: Chairing a conference on Rhythm, Synchrony & Flow in the Context of Health & Illness in Leeds Beckett University, UK.
Apr 2019: Speaker - Telling Reality from Fiction: A Neurocognitive Perspective - at the School of Psychological and Social Sciences, York St
John University, UK.
Mar 2019: Speaker - Myths and Truths of the Creative Brain - at the Mad Hatter Grey Matter Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Mar 2019: Plenary Lecture - Creative Neurocognition - at the 111th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy & Psychology (SSPP)
Cincinnati Ohio, USA.
Jan 2019: Q & A in the Scientific American Beautiful Minds Blog on The Neuroscience of Creativity.
Dec 2018: Paper (article) published in Journal of Consciousness Studies - The Wandering Mind: Where Imagination Meets Consciousness.
Nov 2018: Webster University Geneva Podcast (with Professor Vlad Glaveanu) on Creativity and Neuroscience.
Nov 2018: Speaker - The Imaginative Mind: A Neurophilosophical Approach - at the Department of Comparative Psychology, Heinrich
Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany.
Nov 2018: Speaker - Examining the Brain Basis of Creativity - at the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI), Webster
University, Geneva, Switzerland.
Oct 2018: Book published: The Neuroscience of Creativity with Cambridge University Press.
Sep 2018: Paper (article) accepted in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences - The Neuropsychology of Creativity.
Sep 2018: Paper (article) published in Neuropsychologia - Creative conceptual expansion: A combined fMRI replication & extension study.
Jul 2018: Keynote Address - The Creative Brain - at the Open Source Festival Congress (An interdisciplinary congress for creativity, innovation and
new business markets), in Duesseldorf, Germany. [PROGRAMME]
Jul 2018: Panel Discussant - Touched with Fire - Genius of Madness Panel Event - at the Bradford Literature Festival, UK.
Jul 2018: Keynote Address - The Whys and Hows of Studying The Creative Brain - at the Eighth International Conference on Design Computing
and Cognition (DCC'18) in Politecnico di Milano, Lecco Campus on Lake Como, Italy.