Thinking without words is the alternative way of capturing thoughts -- a new way of thinking. This concerns the subjective experience of thinking, the use of imaginative powers to think outside the box.
Nicky Clayton (@nickyclayton22) is the Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Clare College. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2010. She is also Scientist in Residence at the Rambert Dance Company. Her most recent collaboration with artist Clive Wilkins arose out of their mutual interest in imagination, and its consequences for consciousness, identity and memory. They also regularly dance tango together.
Clive Wilkins is a fine artist and writer, and is currently an Artist in Residence in the Department of Psychology at Cambridge University. He has exhibited widely, including at the National Portrait Gallery, London, at the Royal Academy and in private galleries in Cork Street, London -- where he had a one man show in 2007. His work can be found in public and private collections. Clive has produced portraits of Sir Howard Hodgkin and Sir Peter Blake amongst others and has been presented publicly to HRH Princess Royal. His current project, 'Moustachio', is a novel in four parts. It explores imagination and questions aspects of consciousness and reality amidst the miasma of being.
This talk was part of the "Defining Today" session at TEDxOxbridge "Timeless Ideas" in Oxford, England at the Said Business School on June 1, 2013. Find out more about TEDxOxbridge at www.tedxoxbridge.com or on Facebook or Twitter (@tedxoxbridge).
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