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Neuroscience of Creativity

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


This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the latest neuroscientific approaches to the scientific study of creativity. In chapters that progress logically from neurobiological fundamentals to systems neuroscience and neuroimaging, leading scholars describe the latest theoretical, genetic, structural, clinical, functional, and applied research on the neural bases of creativity. The treatment is both broad and in depth, offering a range of neuroscientific perspectives with detailed coverage by experts in each area. Following opening chapters that offer theoretical context, the contributors ... More

Keywords: Creativity, Innovation, Intelligence, Neuroimaging, Neuropsychology, Genetics, Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, Art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019583
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oshin Vartanian, editor

Adam S. Bristol, editor

James C. Kaufman, editor

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I Theories and Constraints

3 There Is Room for Conditioning in the Creative Process: Associative Learning and the Control of Behavioral Variability

W. David Stahlman, Kenneth J. Leising, Dennis Garlick, and Aaron P. Blaisdell

II Genetics

5 Creativity and Talent: Etiology of Familial Clustering

Marleen H. M. de Moor, Mark Patrick Roeling, and Dorret I. Boomsma

III Neuropsychology

IV Pharmacology and Psychopathology

V Neuroimaging

VI Aesthetic and Creative Products

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