#26: Imaginary People

Kim interviews Jim about imaginary people. Why do people we meet in our dreams seem to have a mind of their own? Why do authors sometimes report that their characters have developed agency? What is a tulpamancer? Find out the answers to all these questions and more, on this episode of Minding the Brain!

Explore Further:

IMAGINATION The Science of Your Mind’s Greatest Power


Chuck Close


Daring to Hear Voices: Why Tulpamancers have a lot to teach us about what we can imagine and experience


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