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Anna Abraham

  • E. Paul Torrance Professor of Creativity and Gifted Education, Department of Educational Psychology

  • Director, Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development

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Contact Information


Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Reality-fiction distinction
  • Mental time travel
  • Mental state reasoning
  • Self-referential thinking
  • Social cognition & behavior
  • Neurophilosophy

Research Interests

  • Neuroscience of creativity (fMRI; EEG/ERP; neuropsychology)
  • Psychology of creativity (cognition; development across lifespan; personality)
  • Cross-disciplinary study of the imagination (aesthetics, imagery, intentionality, altered states)


Degree Concentration Institution Year
PhD Neuroscience Ruhr University Bochum, Germany 2004
MSc Psychology University of Essex, UK 2001
BA (Hons) Psychology Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, India 1998