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Creativity meets neuroscience: experimental tasks for the neuroscientific study of creative thinking.
Methods 2007; 42(1):68-76M

Abstract

The psychometric assessment of different facets of creative abilities as well as the availability of experimental tasks for the neuroscientific study of creative thinking has replaced the view of creativity as an unsearchable trait. In this article we provide a brief overview of contemporary methodologies used for the operationalization of creative thinking in a neuroscientific context. Empirical studies are reported which measured brain activity (by means of EEG, fMRI, NIRS or PET) during the performance of different experimental tasks. These tasks, along with creative idea generation tasks used in our laboratory, constitute useful tools in uncovering possible brain correlates of creative thinking. Nevertheless, much more work is needed in order to establish reliable and valid measures of creative thinking, in particular measures of novelty or originality of creative insights.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Psychology, University of Graz, Universitaetsplatz 2/III, A-8010 Graz, Austria. andreas.fink@uni-graz.atNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17434417

Citation

Fink, Andreas, et al. "Creativity Meets Neuroscience: Experimental Tasks for the Neuroscientific Study of Creative Thinking." Methods (San Diego, Calif.), vol. 42, no. 1, 2007, pp. 68-76.
Fink A, Benedek M, Grabner RH, et al. Creativity meets neuroscience: experimental tasks for the neuroscientific study of creative thinking. Methods. 2007;42(1):68-76.
Fink, A., Benedek, M., Grabner, R. H., Staudt, B., & Neubauer, A. C. (2007). Creativity meets neuroscience: experimental tasks for the neuroscientific study of creative thinking. Methods (San Diego, Calif.), 42(1), pp. 68-76.
Fink A, et al. Creativity Meets Neuroscience: Experimental Tasks for the Neuroscientific Study of Creative Thinking. Methods. 2007;42(1):68-76. PubMed PMID: 17434417.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Creativity meets neuroscience: experimental tasks for the neuroscientific study of creative thinking. AU - Fink,Andreas, AU - Benedek,Mathias, AU - Grabner,Roland H, AU - Staudt,Beate, AU - Neubauer,Aljoscha C, PY - 2006/09/06/received PY - 2006/11/30/revised PY - 2006/12/02/accepted PY - 2007/4/17/pubmed PY - 2007/6/22/medline PY - 2007/4/17/entrez SP - 68 EP - 76 JF - Methods (San Diego, Calif.) JO - Methods VL - 42 IS - 1 N2 - The psychometric assessment of different facets of creative abilities as well as the availability of experimental tasks for the neuroscientific study of creative thinking has replaced the view of creativity as an unsearchable trait. In this article we provide a brief overview of contemporary methodologies used for the operationalization of creative thinking in a neuroscientific context. Empirical studies are reported which measured brain activity (by means of EEG, fMRI, NIRS or PET) during the performance of different experimental tasks. These tasks, along with creative idea generation tasks used in our laboratory, constitute useful tools in uncovering possible brain correlates of creative thinking. Nevertheless, much more work is needed in order to establish reliable and valid measures of creative thinking, in particular measures of novelty or originality of creative insights. SN - 1046-2023 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17434417/Creativity_meets_neuroscience:_experimental_tasks_for_the_neuroscientific_study_of_creative_thinking_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1046-2023(06)00293-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -