Dual Aspects of Imagination


If I wander around with my mind, I can perceive and view one thing in two. It's a set of two in one. We think about abstract and reality. We imagine different ways and aspects of thinking to solve our problems with imagination and creativity.

Imaginative minds

We get to view life as a duality set of positive constructive daydreaming, guilty fear of failure, and poor attentional control as well as opinions and facts. Imagination as a creative process of the thinking mind has to do with generating and evaluating as well as refining ideas.

Imagining something as a mental relation to a particular opinion or knowledge. Thinking from within is personal identity against the imaginings from outside. We can therefore identify ourselves with the perception of life as it emerges from within.

Life and nature work in duality as it's to the thinking of the mind is a dual between imagination and creativity, truth and hypothesis.

With imagination, we can generate mental representations as well as construct our attitude imagining which is an opinion towards the mental image.

The knowledge, expertise, and experience in innovation, communication, and management are essentials of ambitious imagination.

Imagination shapes creativity. It's an act of forming new ideas through thinking. We can create something out of nothing with imagination. We imagine creating with the duality of imagination and the creative nature of our minds.

A dual process style of imagining helpfully resolves or clarifies issues like imagination and closely related ways of thinking and perceptions. Imagination plays a great role in attitude and human behavior.

Imaginative Processes.

The realm of imagination shades its light into dual imaginative processes depending on individual abilities and experiences as well as social participation.

  • Imagination is a cognitive ability and a mental process that is dual in terms of unconscious and conscious imaginative processes.

  • In another way, the imaginative duality can either be real or abstract. Imagining and believing leads to cognitive representation in which the two aspects of imagining are inferential to one another.

  • Imagination can be a fantasy that belongs to a type of mental functioning. Also, it can be an imaginative fantasy that has to do with retreat or detached behavior as a self-justifying solution due to a lack of hope and dissatisfaction with something.

  • Lone imagination versus joint imagination which has episodes of imagining by involving several people in the thinking process.

Moreover, the dual imaginative and mind-wondering aspects of human mental life may result from the brain's default mode network (DMN), according to a recent study.

It shows that the integrative process can depend on highly complex mental processes which can be regarded as part of the same type of self-generated mental activity.

Mind wandering can improve imagination leading to creativity. When we think randomly we discover a lot of different ideas leading to problem-solving. However, mind wandering has to do with unhappiness and depression. 

In conclusion, the approach to knowledge, especially about its processes, reality spectrum specifies between justified belief and opinion strengths and weaknesses of the dual nature of imagination. 


Mario Villena-González, Diego Cosmelli (2020). Chapter 5 - Imagination and mind wandering: two sides of the same coin? A brain dynamics perspective. In Explorations in Creativity Research. Creativity and the Wandering Mind. Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816400-6.00005-5

Liao, Shen-Yi and Tamar Gendler, "Imagination", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2020/entries/imagination/.

Stuart, M.T. Towards a dual process epistemology of imagination. Synthese 198, 1329–1350 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02116-w


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