Ever wondered how the elusive phenomena of Imagination and Creativity work? Similar to how faulty cell division drives Evolution, mental models and imperfections there in lead to Imagination and Creativity.

Essentially our brain is a hyper efficient statistical and probability engine. When we naturally learn anything we observe objects around us and create models of them in our memory.

Now imagination works by combining these models in our consciousness and iteratively deducing the probable behavior of each model in steps.

But when these mental models deviate they lead to erroneous deductions. When such erroneous deductions are interesting they surface as creative thoughts.