Dement Neurocogn Disord.  2016 Dec;15(4):110-114. 10.12779/dnd.2016.15.4.110.

Neuro-Scientific Studies of Creativity

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  • 1Department of Education, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neurology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea. neukim@duih.org

Abstract

Creativity has historically been investigated in psychological and educational aspects, and developed by psychologists and educationists. Recent progress of computational and cognitive science has opened new horizons in the neuro-scientific approach, bridging the concept of creativity and specialized brain function. This review discusses the psychological and educational theories of creativity, and focuses on the recent works in neuroscience dealing with creativity in view of divergent thinking. We also summarize the brain areas and their networks found by the neuroimaging studies, especially functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Keyword

creativity; neuroscience; network

MeSH Terms

Brain
Cognitive Science
Creativity*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neuroimaging
Neurosciences
Psychology
Thinking
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