Anna Abraham, PhD
E. Paul Torrance Professor in Creativity & Gifted Education
Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Director, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development
Mary Frances Early College of Education
University of Georgia
Email: annaabr[@]gmail.com | University Webpage: UGA | Profile: Google Scholar | Group: Creativity & Imagination Lab | ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4954-8205
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
Sep 2020: Interview for SOSA Freestyle Friday by Stuby Kas of Life is a Freestyle [INSTAGRAM | BLOG]
Jul-Aug 2020: Speaker - Understanding the True Nature of Creative Neurocognition by Adopting Multiple Methodologies - for the ‘Neuroscience of creativity: Individual difference and brain dynamics’ workshop at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Neuroscience Society in Kobe, Japan (Organizer: Takeshi Ogawa)
Jul 2020: Publication of new edited volume (48 chapters) - The Cambridge Handbook of the Imagination - with Cambridge University Press.
Jun-Aug 2020: Participant in the Oxford Beliefs & Imagination Workshop (OBW) (Host: Jonathan Jong, Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation).
May 2020: Feature Interview in The Neuropsychologist.
Apr 2020: Commenced a new position in the College of Education at the University of Georgia.
Mar 2020: Article accepted - Predictors of Creativity in Young People: Using Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches in Estimating the Importance of Individual and Contextual Factors - in the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts.
Jan 2020: Speaker - workshop on The Creative Imagination for the School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett University, UK.
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.
Nov 2019: Guest Lecture - The Whys and Hows of the Neuroscience of Creativity - at the 'Research Skills Invited Speaker Series' for the MSc in Music Mind and the Brain and the MSc in Psychology of Aesthetics, Neuroscience and Creativity programmes, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
Oct 2019: Speaker - Understanding the Creative Mind: A Neuroscientific Perspective - at the INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series, Leeds School of Art, Leeds Beckett University, UK
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.