Imagination, also called the faculty of imagining, is
the ability to form new images and sensations in the mind
that are not perceived through senses such as sight, hearing
or other senses.

Imagination is quite possibly a uniquely human ability.
In essence, it allows us to explore ideas of things that are
not in our present environment, or perhaps not even real.

In Aristotle, the imagination bridges the gap between
"images" and "ideas," implying that rational thought
takes place in the form of images, and are stored and
combined in the imagination.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and
understand, while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
- Albert Einstein

How we perceive the world around us is affected by our
imagination, to a much greater degree than we perhaps
realize, researchers at the Karolinska Institute explained
in the journal Current Biology.

The thoughts that emerge "in our head" can alter our
actual perception.
Christian Nordqvist - Medical News Today

About Thomas More and his legendary island 'Utopia':

click image for larger view © PD Utopia Island, British Library et al. 1516 edition

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