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Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more Creatively

The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists. These obvious associations are present in both convergent thinking (finding an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution) and also in divergent thinking (when individuals have … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Creativity

Neuroscientific investigations often cross the borders between scientific disciplines; they walk boldly from biology to psychology and stride straight through to the other side, dipping their toe – and sometimes their entire leg – in the murky waters of philosophy. … 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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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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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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