Imagination, the primary gift of human consciousness, is the ability to bring to mind things that are not present to our senses. Creativity is applied imagination, putting your imagination to work. Innovation is applied creativity, putting new ideas into practice. Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value. (Robinson, Ken, Sir, PhD. Out of Our Minds. p 141-143, 151. NY: Capstone Publishing Ltd, 2001, 2011)

Did you know that imagination forms the foundation for every uniquely human achievement? Creativity, progress, innovation, inventions, and so on all require imagination. As Ken Robinson PhD put it, through imagination you not only bring to mind things you have experienced, but things you have never experienced. You can conjecture, hypothesize, speculate, and suppose. Through imagination you can visit the past, contemplate, and present, and anticipate the future. You can also do something else that is both profound and of immense significance: you can create. Of all the brain’s capacities, the ability to imagine may be the one that most people tend to take for granted. That’s unfortunate. And yet imagination is different from creativity. Think of creativity as applied imagination, putting your imagination to work. Make something new, come up with new solutions to problems, think of new questions. Apply your imagination to every day living. (Robinson, Ken, PhD. p 65-70. NY: Penguin Books, 2009.)

The generalized female brain with prefrontal cortex differences and more integrated functions, tends to excel at envisioning future outcomes in innovative ways. (Fisher, Helen. The First Sex. NY: Random House, 1999, pp 22-24)

An active imagination is usually well developed in people who are survivors. It can bridge the conscious and subconscious minds. (Siebert, Al, PhD. The Survivor Personality. NY: A Perigee Book, 1996, pp 68-70)