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Professor Anna Abraham

About Professor Anna Abraham

Anna received her doctorate degree in Neuroscience from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, following a Master’s degree from the University of Essex and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delhi in India. She has worked in departments/labs of biopsychology, neuropsychology, neurology, clinical psychology, general education and community medicine in different parts of the world.

Her areas of expertise include the study of cognitive and brain function in relation to processes of imagination such as creativity, prospection or mental time travel, theory of mind or mental state reasoning, self-referential and evaluative judgements, and the reality-fiction/fantasy distinction.

Her methodological expertise includes functional resonance neuroimaging (fMRI), event related potentials (ERP), neuropsychological investigations of neurological and psychiatric populations, as well as behavioural studies on typical populations.

Further details: www.anna-abraham.com

Current Teaching

  • Cognitive Psychology and Neuropsychology

Research Interests

Anna is currently examining the neural substrates of individual differences in creative ability and exploring the information processing commonalities between different aspects of imagination.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (19)

Books (2)

  • Abraham A (2018) The Neuroscience of Creativity. . Cambridge University Press.
  • Abraham AG ed. (2015) Madness and Creativity - Yes, No or Maybe?. . Lausanne: Frontiers Media.

Chapters (4)

  • Asquith SL; Wang X; Abraham AG (2018) The antecedents and outcomes of creative cognition. In: Asquith SL; Wang X; Abraham AG Creativity Policy, Partnerships and Practice in Education. : Palgrave Macmillan, pp. .
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  • Abraham AG (2018) The forest versus the trees: Creativity, cognition and imagination. In: Abraham AG The Cambridge Handbook of the Neuroscience of Creativity. : Cambridge University Press, pp. .
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  • Abraham AG (2015) How social dynamics shape our understanding of reality. In: Abraham AG Neuroscience in Intercultural Contexts. New York: Springer, pp. .
  • Abraham AG (2014) Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying creative thinking: Indications from studies of mental illness. In: Abraham AG Creativity and Mental Illness. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. .
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