The Brain, Imagination and Creative Practice

Ron East


Be inspired to imagine a perceptual symphony of creation and envision a means to compose a sustainable future.

  • ISBN 9781800421189
  • Published Nov 2021
  • Paperback
    216 x 140mm (186 pages)


Inspiration: The Brain, Imagination and Creative Practice introduces three aspects of cognition – the provision of possibilities, the processing of associative patterns, and the composition of creative outcomes. To engage the imagination I demonstrate that a cognitive reversal must take place in which rational thought serves the imaginative process, characterized as a state of suspense, or ‘not knowing’. Creative practice involves three stages – identification, transference, and transformation. The three stages of creative practice have a correspondence with three aspects of imaginative brain function. The medium I employ to model this process is the theatre.

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