Voluntary and Involuntary Imagination: Neurological Mechanisms, Developmental Path, Clinical Implications, and Evolutionary Trajectory

@article{Vyshedskiy2020VoluntaryAI,
  title={Voluntary and Involuntary Imagination: Neurological Mechanisms, Developmental Path, Clinical Implications, and Evolutionary Trajectory},
  author={Andrey Vyshedskiy},
  journal={Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture},
  year={2020},
  volume={4},
  pages={1 - 18}
}
  • A. Vyshedskiy
  • Published 1 December 2020
  • Psychology
  • Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture
Abstract A vivid and bizarre dream conjures up a myriad of novel mental images. The same exact images can be created volitionally when awake. The neurological mechanisms of these two processes are different. The voluntary combination of mental objects is mediated by the lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC) and patients with damage to the LPFC often lose this ability. Conversely, the combination of mental objects into novel images during dreaming does not depend on the LPFC; LPFC is inactive during… 

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