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Title The Cambridge handbook of the neuroscience of creativity / edited by Rex E. Jung, University of New Mexico, Oshin Vartanian, University of Toronto
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (553 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge handbooks in psychology
Cambridge handbooks in psychology.
Contents Creative ideas and the creative process : good news and bad news for the neuroscience of creativity / Dean Keith Simonton -- Homeostasis and the control of creative drive / Alice W. Flaherty -- Laterality and creativity : a false trail? / Michael C. Corballis -- The neural basis and evolution of divergent and convergent thought / Liane Gabora -- Stress, pharmacology, and creativity / David Q. Beversdorf -- Functional neuroimaging of psychedelic experience : an overview of psychological and neural effects and their relevance to research on creativity, daydreaming, and dreaming / Kieran C.R. Fox, Cameron C. Parro, Kalina Christoff -- A heated debate : time to address the underpinnings of the association between creativity and psychopathology? / Simon Kyaga -- Creativity and psychopathology : a relationship of shared neurocognitive vulnerabilities / Shelley H. Carson -- Attention and creativity / Darya L. Zabelina -- Internally directed attention in creative cognition / Mathias Benedek -- The forest versus the trees : creativity, cognition and imagination / Anna Abraham -- A common mode of processing governing divergent thinking and future imagination / Reece P. Roberts, Donna Rose Addis -- Going the extra creative mile : the role of semantic distance in creativity theory, research, and measurement / Yoed N. Kenett -- Episodic memory and cognitive control : contributions to creative idea production / Roger E. Beaty, Daniel L. Schacter -- Free association, divergent thinking and creativity : cognitive and neural perspectives / Tali Marron, Miriam Faust -- Figurative language comprehension and laterality in Autism Spectrum Disorder / Ronit Saban-Bezalel, Nira Mashal -- The costs and benefits of cognitive control for creativity / Evangelia G. Chrysikou -- Creativity and cognitive control in the cognitive and affective domains / Andreas Fink, Corinna Perchtold, Christian Rominger -- Associative and controlled cognition in divergent thinking : theoretical, experimental, neuroimaging evidence, and new directions / Emmanuelle Volle -- Creativity in the distance : the neurocognition of semantically distant relational thinking and reasoning / Adam Green -- Network dynamics theory of human intelligence / Aki Nikolaidis, Aron K. Barbey -- Training to be creative : the interplay between cognition, skill learning, and motivation / Indre V. Viskontas -- Intelligence and creativity from the neuroscience perspective / Emanuel Jauk -- The genetics of creativity : the underdog of behavior genetics? / Davide Piffer -- Structural studies of creativity measured by divergent thinking / Hikaru Takeuchi, Ryuta Kawashima -- Openness to experience : insights from personality neuroscience / Oshin Vartanian -- Creativity and the aging brain / Kenneth M. Heilman, Ira S. Fleischer -- The neuroscience of musical creativity / David Bashwiner -- Artistic and aesthetic production : progress and limitations / Malinda J. McPherson -- Polymathy : the resurrection of renaissance man and the renaissance brain / Claudia Garcia-Vega, Vincent Walsh
Summary Historically, the brain bases of creativity have been of great interest to scholars and the public alike. However, recent technological innovations in the neurosciences, coupled with theoretical and methodological advances in creativity assessment, have enabled humans to gain unprecedented insights into the contributions of the brain to creative thought. This unique volume brings together contributions by the very best scholars to offer a comprehensive overview of cutting edge research on this important and fascinating topic. The chapters discuss creativity's relationship with intelligence, motivation, psychopathology and pharmacology, as well as the contributions of general psychological processes to creativity, such as attention, memory, imagination, and language. This book also includes specific and novel approaches to understanding creativity involving musicians, polymaths, animal models, and psychedelic experiences. The chapters are meant to give the reader a solid grasp of the diversity of approaches currently at play in this active and rapidly growing field of inquiry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cognitive neuroscience -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Creative ability -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Creative ability.
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive neuroscience.
Creative ability.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Guides et manuels.
Form Electronic book
Author Jung, Rex E. (Rex Eugene), editor.
Vartanian, Oshin, 1970- editor.
ISBN 9781316556238
Other Titles Handbook of the neuroscience of creativity