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Where Imagination Lives in Your Brain

A new Scientific American article sheds new light on a subject that is particularly important to artists: what parts of our brain are responsible for our imagination. As it turns out, the hippocampus, which we first met in chapter 3, as it has been around since the mammals. Imagination requires memory, and, of course, the hippocampus is the seat of memory in the brain. A curious thought, that we have to "remember the future"! Here's The article: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/where-imagination-lives-in-your-brain/#:~:text=Brain%20scans%20of%20healthy%20people,a%20central%20role%20in%20imagination, and here's the research: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/epdf/10.1098/rstb.2021.0336.

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