Role of brain dynamics in creativity and its enhancement

2012-2019 .
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Summary

Creativity is widely recognized as an essential skill for entrepreneurial success and adaptation to daily-life demands. However, we know little about the neural changes associated with creative capacity. We are actively involved in doing a series of studies to better understand:

  • how creativity is manifested in the brain

  • can we enhance creativity using design-thinking based training

  • how the neural activity changes with creative capacity enhancement

  • how creative brain develops (esp. why creativity slumps in the 4th grade)

  • the neural correlates of team-creativity

Presentations/Papers

  1. Saggar, M., Quintin E-M, Bott N., Kienitz, E., Chien, Y.H., Hong, D.W.C., Liu, N., Royalty, A., Hawthorne, G. & Reiss, A.L. (2016) Changes in Brain Activation Associated with Spontaneous Improvization and Figural Creativity After Design-Thinking-Based Training: A Longitudinal fMRI Study Cerebral Cortex

  2. Saggar, M., Quintin E-M, Bott N., Kienitz, E., Chien, Y.H., Hong, D.W.C., Liu, N., Royalty, A., Hawthorne, G. & Reiss, A.L. (2015) Pictionary-based fMRI paradigm to study the neural correlates of spontaneous improvisation and figural creativity. Scientific Reports

  3. Bott, N., Quintin, E.-M., Saggar, M., Kienitz, E., Royalty, A., Hong, D.W.C., Liu, N., Chien, Y.H., Hawthrone, G., & Reiss A.L. (2014) Creativity training enhances goal-directed attention and information processing. Thinking Skills and Creativity

  4. Kienitz, E., Quintin, E.-M., Saggar, M., Bott, N., Royalty, A., Hong, D.W.C., Liu, N., Chien, Y.H., Hawthrone, G., & Reiss A.L. (2014) Targeted intervention to increase creative capacity and performance: A randomized controlled pilot study. Thinking Skills and Creativity

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