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Neuroscience of Creativity

ISBN-10: 0262019582

ISBN-13: 9780262019583

Edition: 2013

Authors: Oshin Vartanian, Adam S. Bristol, James C. Kaufman

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This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the latest neuroscientific approachesto the scientific study of creativity. In chapters that progress logically from neurobiologicalfundamentals to systems neuroscience and neuroimaging, leading scholars describe the latesttheoretical, genetic, structural, clinical, functional, and applied research on the neural bases ofcreativity. The treatment is both broad and in depth, offering a range of neuroscientificperspectives with detailed coverage by experts in each area.Following openingchapters that offer theoretical context, the contributors discuss such issues as the heritability ofcreativity; creativity in patients with brain damage, neurodegenerative conditions, and mentalillness; clinical interventions and the relationship between psychopathology and creativity;neuroimaging studies of intelligence and creativity; neuroscientific basis of creativity-enhancingmethodologies; and the information-processing challenges of viewing visualart.ContributorsBaptiste Barbot, Mathias Benedek, David Q.Beversdorf, Aaron P. Blaisdell, Margaret A. Boden, Dorret I. Boomsma, Adam S. Bristol, ShelleyCarson, M. H. M. de Moor, Andreas Fink, Liane Gabora, Dennis Garlick, Elena L. Grigorenko, RichardJ. Haier, Rex E. Jung, James C. Kaufman, Helmut Leder, Kenneth J. Leising, Bruce L. Miller, AparaRanjan, M. P. Roeling, W. David Stahlman, Mei Tan, Pablo P. L. Tinio, Oshin Vartanian, Indre V.Viskontas, Dahlia W. Zaidel
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/30/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

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

James C. Kaufman is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Theories and Constraints
Creativity as a Neuroscientific Mystery
How Insight Emerges in a Distributed, Content-Addressable Memory
There Is Room for Conditioning in the Creative Process: Associative Learning and the Control of Behavioral Variability
Genetics
The Genetics of Creativity: The Generative and Receptive Sides of the Creativity Equation
Creativity and Talent: Etiology of Familial Clustering
Neuropsychology
Art and Dementia: How Degeneration of Some Brain Regions Can Lead to New Creative Impulses
Biological and Neuronal Underpinnings of Creativity in the Arts
Pharmacology and Psychopathology
Pharmacological Effects on Creativity
Creativity and Psychopathology: Shared Neurocognitive Vulnerabilities
Neuroimaging
The Creative Brain: Brain Correlates Underlying the Generation of Original Ideas
Creativity and Intelligence: Brain Networks That Link and Differentiate the Expression of Genius
Aesthetic and Creative Products
Fostering Creativity: Insights from Neuroscience
The Means to Art's End: Styles, Creative Devices, and the Challenge of Art
Contributors
Index