Figure 152

The percentages of imaginary creatures with no legs, two or four legs, or some other number of legs, no arms, two arms, or some other number of arms, when people imagined a planet similar to or completely unlike earth. Reproduced with permission from T.B.Ward (1992), "Structured imagination" in R.A.Finke, T.B.Ward, and S.M.Smith (Eds.), Creative cognition: Theory, research and applications. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

subjects were asked to produce "wildly different" animals they still retained symmetry and such properties in their drawings relative to controls given the standard instructions, although they tended to produce more novel variations (e.g., in the number of eyes or limbs; Ward & Sifonis, 1997).

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