13 September 2010

Myths about creativity and the brain

'...creative thinking does not appear to critically depend on any single mental process or brain region, and it is not especially associated with right brains, defocused attention, low arousal, or alpha synchronization, as sometimes hypothesized.'

Happy to see this conclusion in the abstract of a  review by Dietrich and Kanso, published in  Psychological Bulletin, of 72 studies of brain imaging and creative behaviour. 

[via MindHacks]

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