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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