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Engaging in Creativity Broadens Attentional Scope

Previous studies have shown that creativity is enhanced by a broad attentional scope, defined as an ability to utilize peripheral stimuli and process information globally. We propose that the reverse relationship also holds, and that breadth of attention also is … Continue reading

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Creative Cognition and Brain Network Dynamics.

Creative thinking is central to the arts, sciences, and everyday life. How does the brain produce creative thought? A series of recently published papers have begun to provide insight into this question, reporting a strikingly similar pattern of brain activity and connectivity across … Continue reading

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Il cervello e la creatività: le basi neurali e molecolari del processo creativo

E’ difficile trovare le aree cerebrali della creatività: essa non è unica, è complementarietà tra emozione e riflessione, pensiero divergente e convergente. Quando gli esseri umani sono impegnati con qualsiasi tipo di processo creativo, un gran numero di regioni del … Continue reading

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The Creative Mind is a Technicolor Contradiction

What is going on in our brains when we are in our creative mode? Besides being in a flow state, what parts of the brain are we calling on to help us imagine and create? There are three major networks … Continue reading

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Network structure and dynamics of the mental workspace

We do not know how the human brain mediates complex and creative behaviors such as artistic, scientific, and mathematical thought. Scholars theorize that these abilities require conscious experience as realized in a widespread neural network, or “mental workspace,” that represents … Continue reading

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Brain Imaging Studies of Intelligence and Creativity – What Is the Picture for Education?

The goal of this article is to summarize current brain research on intelligence and creativity that may be relevant to education in the near future. Five issues are addressed: (a) Why is there a neuroscience interest in intelligence? (b) Can … Continue reading

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Fostering creative thinking – Co-constructed insights from neuroscience and education

Although every creative act contains elements of spontaneity, teachers can play a critical role in fostering creative thinking processes through the use of environment and strategy. No single part of our brain is responsible for creativity. Some regions linked to … Continue reading

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