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
May 2017: Present a talk - How the Brain Tells Reality from Fiction: A Neurocognitive Perspective - at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and
Society's "FACT AND FICTION: CREATION, FORMS, BOUNDARIES" symposium, University of Chicago, USA. [PROGRAM: ONLINE or PDF]
May 2017: Present a talk - Imagination: Perspectives from Psychology & Neuroscience - at the "IMAGINATION AND LEGAL PRACTICE" workshop
at Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University, UK.
Mar 2017: Conduct a Creativity Workshop for Year 10s and Year 12s in Harrogate High School, UK.
Jan 2017: New book chapter in press - The Forest versus the Trees: Creativity, Cognition and Imagination. In R. E. Jung & O. Vartanian (Eds.)
Cambridge Handbook of the Neuroscience of Creativity. Cambridge University Press.
Nov 2016: New article - The Imaginative Mind - published in Human Brain Mapping.
Oct 2016: New article with Harry Ballan - Multimodal imagery in music: Active ingredients and mechanisms underlying music therapy
engagement - published in Music and Medicine.
Sep 2016: Brief interview with the Naked Scientists on Where Do New Ideas Come From? (audio/transcript) for their BBC radio podcast on the
Science of Animation.
Aug 2016: Present a talk - The Brain Basis of Creative Conceptual Expansion - at the "NEUROSCIENCE OF CREATIVITY" symposium in the
APA Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado (Chair: Darya Zabelina |Other Presenters: Adam Green, Darya Zabelina, Roger Beaty).
Jul 2016: Present a talk - Imagination in relation to memory and beyond - at the ICOM 2016 (International Conference on Memory) in
Jun 2016: Conduct a workshop - The Science of Creativity - ENCODS 2016 (European Neuroscience Conference for Doctoral Students),
Jun 2016: Chair the Creativity: A Multidimensional Approach conference to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations. Organized within
the Cognition & Behaviour Programme of the Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR), Leeds Beckett University, UK.