#65 Distinguishing Fantasy From Reality

How are false memories created? Do children believe their imaginary friends really exist? Why aren’t we always mistaking our imaginings for reality? Join Jim and Kim as they explore the science of how our brains distinguish fantasy from reality.

Explore Further:

Davies, J. & Bicknell, J. (2016). Imagination and belief: The microtheories model of hypothetical thinkingJournal of Consciousness Studies, 23(3-4), 31–49.

Davies, J. (2019). Imagination: The science of your mind’s greatest power. Pegasus Books.