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Oshin Vartanian, Adam S. Bristol, and James C. Kaufman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019583

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.001.0001

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Fostering Creativity: Insights from Neuroscience

Fostering Creativity: Insights from Neuroscience

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Neuroscience of Creativity

Oshin Vartanian

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Based on a componential view of creativity, the focus of this chapter is to demonstrate that the neural bases of creativity can be impacted by boosting working memory and fluid intelligence—two of its components. This will be achieved by reviewing two strands of research. The first strand involves enhancement of working memory and fluid intelligence through cognitive training. The second strand involves relevant research focused on the concept of neural efficiency, and the possible utility of cognitive interventions to increase neural efficiency for creativity tasks.

Keywords:   Cognitive training, Brain training, Neural efficiency, Working memory, Fluid intelligence

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