Operant Learning Shows Bacteria can Imagine! – True or False

Is imagination necessary for operant learning? And if so are bacteria imagining! This question came from an interesting discussion I was recently having on selfawarepattern’s blog post regarding Consciousness and Panpsychism. The author says: “..Imagination is the fourth layer.  It includes simulations of various sensory and action scenarios, including past or future ones.  Imagination seems necessary for operant learning.. “ After several replies, I thought it would be a good idea to present