Imagine: How Creativity Works
|Subject||Brain science, creativity|
Imagine: How Creativity Works is the third non-fiction book by Jonah Lehrer, published in 2012. It explores brain science, and creativity and its social aspects. By July 2012, the book had been recalled by its publisher due to factual inaccuracies.
Fabrication of quotations
In an article on August 10, Steve Myers alleged that quotes from magician Teller, of the performance duo Penn and Teller, were fake, after a fan saw a discrepancy in previous quotes from Teller from an article in 2009 in Wired magazine, also by Lehrer. Teller confirmed that the quotes from the Wired article in 2009 were accurate, while the ones from Imagine: How Creativity Works were not.
- Lengel, Kerry (March 31, 2012). "'Republic' April book pick: 'Imagine: How Creativity Works'". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
- Kellogg, Carolyn (July 30, 2012). "Jonah Lehrer's Bob Dylan quotes lead to resignation". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
- Associated Press. "Author acknowledges fake Dylan quotes, resigns", omg Yahoo!, July 30, 2012.
- Myers, Steve. "Another false quotation found in Jonah Lehrer’s ‘Imagine’", The Poynter Institute, August 10, 2012.
- Jonah Lehrer. "Magic and the Brain: Teller Reveals the Neuroscience of Illusion", Wired magazine, April 20, 2009.
- The New York Times review
- The Guardian review
- The New Republic review
- Roberts, Russ (June 11, 2012). "Jonah Lehrer on Creativity and Imagine". EconTalk. Library of Economics and Liberty.
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