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
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.
Apr 2018: Professorial Inaugural Lecture: Discovering the Imaginative Mind.
Mar 2018: Paper (article) accepted in Journal of Consciousness Studies - The Wandering Mind: Where Imagination Meets Consciousness.
Mar 2018: Paper (chapter) accepted in Creativity Partnerships, Policy & Practice in Education - The Antecedents & Outcomes of Creative Cognition.
Mar 2018: Chair the IMAGINATION: DIVERSE APPROACHES & PERSPECTIVES symposium and present a talk - A Neurophilosophical Approach to
the Imagination - organized at the Center for Psychological Research (PsyCen), Leeds Beckett University, UK.
(Other Presenters: GREG CURRIE, AARON MESKIN, PAUL NOORDHOF, CHAKRAVARTI RAM-PRASAD, DEE REYNOLDS, KARL SPRACKLEN, FREYA BAILES, SIMON MORRIS, JACQUELINE BUTLER)
Feb 2018: Preprint available: Creativity and the Social Brain. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/5YFNW
Feb 2018: Book in production: Neuroscience of Creativity with Cambridge University Press.
Nov 2017: Present a talk - Creative Neurocognition: A Primer - at the CONSTRUING CREATIVITY: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE conference at
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
Oct 2017: Present a talk - Reality versus Fiction: Perspectives from Psychology & Neuroscience - in the Centre for Aesthetics seminar series at
the School of Philosophy, Religion & the History of Science, University of Leeds, UK.
Sep 2017: Present a talk - The Creative Brain - at the EDGES OF NEUROSCIENCE satellite symposium of the Federation of European Neuroscience
Societies (FENS) Regional Meeting, Pécs, Hungary.
Sep 2017: Present a talk - The Neuroscience of Creative Cognition - at the Institute of Training and Computer Science in Sport,
German Sport University Cologne, Germany.
Aug 2017: Chair the FROM MIND TO WORLD AND BACK: THE IMAGINATIVE BRAIN symposium and present a talk - The Brain Basis of
Imagination: From Imagery to Altered States - at the 125th APA Annual Convention in Washington, DC.
(Other Presenters: Rex Jung, Harry Ballan, Naomi Aguiar).
Jul 2017: Interview with the Guardian Science Podcast on A History of Human Creativity.
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]