The Real Neuroscience of Creativity
Mines the myths and misconceptions of creativity in the left and right brain, using new neuroscientific research that shows enormous complexity.
Notes that a group of cutting edge cognitive neuroscientists are debunking left brain right brain mythologies including: Rex Jung, Darya Zabelina, Andreas Fink, John Kounios, Mark Beeman, Kalina Christoff, Oshin Vartanian, Jeremy Gray, and Hikaru Takeuchi.
They are looking for the truly complex nature of the creative mind and generative processes. Clearly, the right side is not solely responsible for creative processes.
Neuroscientists are able to prove this using brain imaging technology such as the fMRI. Creative processes are made up of a complex of interrelated cognition and emotion. Depending on the nature and stage of the creative idea, different regions are relied upon more heavily.
The vision of these regions working together is much more like a team involving left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Dependent upon the nature of the task and the stage you are in the process, several main networks are drawn upon:
The exciting aspect of this research is that it is a starting point to better understanding.
Darin's note: I highly recommend that you look to the original article for further information, especially graphic depictions of the brain regions discussed. There are also many useful links to original research papers for even more depth.
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Source is ScientificAmerican.com
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