Neuroscience of Creativity

Neuroscience of Creativity

ISBN-10:
0262019582
ISBN-13:
9780262019583
Pub. Date:
08/31/2013
Publisher:
MIT Press

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Neuroscience of Creativity

Experts describe current perspectives and experimental approaches to understanding the neural bases of creativity.

This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the latest neuroscientific approaches to the scientific study of creativity. In chapters that progress logically from neurobiological fundamentals to systems neuroscience and neuroimaging, leading scholars describe the latest theoretical, genetic, structural, clinical, functional, and applied research on the neural bases of creativity. The treatment is both broad and in depth, offering a range of neuroscientific perspectives with detailed coverage by experts in each area. The contributors discuss such issues as the heritability of creativity; creativity in patients with brain damage, neurodegenerative conditions, and mental illness; clinical interventions and the relationship between psychopathology and creativity; neuroimaging studies of intelligence and creativity; the neuroscientific basis of creativity-enhancing methodologies; and the information-processing challenges of viewing visual art.

Contributors
Baptiste Barbot, Mathias Benedek, David Q. Beversdorf, Aaron P. Blaisdell, Margaret A. Boden, Dorret I. Boomsma, Adam S. Bristol, Shelley Carson, Marleen H. M. de Moor, Andreas Fink, Liane Gabora, Dennis Garlick, Elena L. Grigorenko, Richard J. Haier, Rex E. Jung, James C. Kaufman, Helmut Leder, Kenneth J. Leising, Bruce L. Miller, Apara Ranjan, Mark P. Roeling, W. David Stahlman, Mei Tan, Pablo P. L. Tinio, Oshin Vartanian, Indre V. Viskontas, Dahlia W. Zaidel

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262019583
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 08/31/2013
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Oshin Vartanian is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Adam S. Bristol is Portfolio Manager at Aquilo Capital Management, a life sciences investment fund based in San Francisco.

James C. Kaufman is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education.

Adam S. Bristol is Portfolio Manager at Aquilo Capital Management, a life sciences investment fund based in San Francisco.

James C. Kaufman is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education.

Oshin Vartanian is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Margaret A. Boden is Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex. She is the author of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Man, expanded second edition (MIT Press), AI: Its Nature and Future, The Creative Mind, and other books. She was the 2018 recipient of the ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award for contributions to the philosophy of cognitive science.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Adam S. Bristol Oshin Vartanian James C. Kaufman xi

I Theories and Constraints 1

1 Creativity as a Neuroscientific Mystery Margaret A. Boden 3

2 How Insight Emerges in a Distributed, Content-Addressable Memory Liane Gabora Apara Ranjan 19

3 There Is Room for Conditioning in the Creative Process: Associative Learning and the Control of Behavioral Variability W. David Stahlman Kenneth J. Leising Dennis Garlick Aaron P. Blaisdell 45

II Genetics 69

4 The Genetics of Creativity: The Generative and Receptive Sides of the Creativity Equation Baptiste Barbot Mei Tan Elena L. Grigorenko 71

5 Creativity and Talent: Etiology of Familial Clustering Marleen H. M. de Moor Mark Patrick Roeling Dorret I. Boomsma 95

III Neuropsychology 113

6 Art and Dementia: How Degeneration of Some Brain Regions Can Lead to New Creative Impulses Indre V. Viskontas Bruce L. Miller 115

7 Biological and Neuronal Underpinnings of Creativity in the Arts Dahlia W. Zaidel 133

IV Pharmacology and Psychopathology 149

8 Pharmacological Effects on Creativity David Q. Beversdorf 151

9 Creativity and Psychopathology: Shared Neurocognitive Vulnerabilities Shelley Carson 175

V Neuroimaging 205

10 The Creative Brain: Brain Correlates Underlying the Generation of Original Ideas Andreas Fink Mathias Benedek 207

11 Creativity and Intelligence: Brain Networks That Link and Differentiate the Expression of Genius Rex E. Jung Richard J. Haier 233

VI Aesthetic and Creative Products 255

12 Fostering Creativity: Insights from Neuroscience Oshin Vartanian 257

13 The Means to Art's End: Styles, Creative Devices, and the Challenge of Art Pablo P. L. Tinio Helmut Leder 273

Contributors 299

Index 301

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