Phylogenetic reconstruction of the human skill to imagine

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
  • Zoology

Layman's description

In our minds we sometimes see and hear lively scenes that have never occured. Imagination is something most people can relate to and use every day. Despite this we know very little about what it is and how it has evolved. When, in Earth's history, did the first conscious imagination appear in a brain? Was this brain necessarily human?
Effective start/end date2010/01/012013/12/31