When imagination is difficult: Metacognitive experiences at the fault lines of reality

Lawrence J. Sanna
2007 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
Imagination and rational thought may be guided by identical principles, and Byrne's (2005) analysis expertly synthesizes a diverse literature on counterfactual thinking. Further attention should be paid to metacognitive experiences, like ease or difficulty of thought generation, which accompany the imaginative process. Only by considering metacognitive experiences along with the content of what people imagine can we fully understand imagination.
doi:10.1017/s0140525x07002701 fatcat:75wo5pz3dveydezj6c7tjzbb4u