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The Cambridge Handbook of the Neuroscience of Creativity

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Rex E. Jung, Oshin Vartanian, Dean Keith Simonton, Alice W. Flaherty, Michael C. Corballis, Liane Gabora, David Q. Beversdorf, Kieran C. R. Fox, Cameron C. Parro, Kalina Christoff, Simon Kyaga, Shelley H. Carson, Darya L. Zabelina, Mathias Benedek, Anna Abraham, Reece P. Roberts, Donna Rose Addis, Yoed N. Kenett, Roger E. Beaty, Daniel L. Schacter, Tali Marron, Miriam Faust, Ronit Saban-Bezalel, Nira Mashal, Evangelia G. Chrysikou, Andreas Fink, Corinna Perchtold, Christian Rominger, Emmanuelle Volle, Adam Green, Aki Nikolaidis, Aron K. Barbey, Indre V. Viskontas, Emanuel Jauk, Davide Piffer, Hikaru Takeuchi, Ryuta Kawashima, Kenneth M. Heilman, Ira S. Fleischer, David Bashwiner, Malinda J. McPherson, Claudia Garcia-Vega, Vincent Walsh
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  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316602102

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  • Historically, the brain bases of creativity have been of great interest to scholars and the public alike. However, recent technological innovations in the neurosciences, coupled with theoretical and methodological advances in creativity assessment, have enabled humans to gain unprecedented insights into the contributions of the brain to creative thought. This unique volume brings together contributions by the very best scholars to offer a comprehensive overview of cutting edge research on this important and fascinating topic. The chapters discuss creativity's relationship with intelligence, motivation, psychopathology and pharmacology, as well as the contributions of general psychological processes to creativity, such as attention, memory, imagination, and language. This book also includes specific and novel approaches to understanding creativity involving musicians, polymaths, animal models, and psychedelic experiences. The chapters are meant to give the reader a solid grasp of the diversity of approaches currently at play in this active and rapidly growing field of inquiry.

    • Represents the most comprehensive survey of the field of the neuroscience of creativity to date
    • Contains not only authoritative summaries of focal areas of research, but also hypotheses about possible mechanisms and processes that underlie the neural bases of creativity
    • The book's contributors represent the leading scholars in the neuroscience of creativity
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    'This wide-ranging text delves into areas where neuroscience and creativity intermingle. Editors Jung and Vartanian bring together 30 scholarly essays that leverage the diverse approaches of 45 experts in the field. Entries include an introduction and fundamental concepts, pharmacology and psychopathology, attention and imagination, memory and language, cognitive control and executive functions, reasoning and intelligence, individual differences, and artistic and aesthetic processes. This handbook is a convenient, contemporary, authoritative source for instructors, researchers, and students. Entries are engaging and represent myriad areas of interest in this new and growing field of inquiry. It is also a fine complement to an earlier book edited by Vartanian, Neuroscience of Creativity (CH, Apr'14, 51-4733). Useful tables and figures accompany the text where appropriate throughout. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.' N. Nero, Choice

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    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316602102
    • length: 566 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Rex E. Jung and Oshin Vartanian
    Part I. Fundamental Concepts:
    1. Creative ideas and the creative process: good news and bad news for the neuroscience of creativity Dean Keith Simonton
    2. Homeostasis and the control of creative drive Alice W. Flaherty
    3. Laterality and creativity: a false trail? Michael C. Corballis
    4. The neural basis and evolution of divergent and convergent thought Liane Gabora
    Part II. Pharmacology and Psychopathology:
    5. Stress, pharmacology, and creativity David Q. Beversdorf
    6. Functional neuroimaging of psychedelic experience: an overview of psychological and neural effects and their relevance to research on creativity, daydreaming, and dreaming Kieran C. R. Fox, Cameron C. Parro and Kalina Christoff
    7. A heated debate: time to address the underpinnings of the association between creativity and psychopathology? Simon Kyaga
    8. Creativity and psychopathology: a relationship of shared neurocognitive vulnerabilities Shelley H. Carson
    Part III. Attention and Imagination:
    9. Attention and creativity Darya L. Zabelina
    10. Internally directed attention in creative cognition Mathias Benedek
    11. The forest versus the trees: creativity, cognition and imagination Anna Abraham
    12. A common mode of processing governing divergent thinking and future imagination Reece P. Roberts and Donna Rose Addis
    Part IV. Memory and Language:
    13. Going the extra creative mile: the role of semantic distance in creativity theory, research, and measurement Yoed N. Kenett
    14. Episodic memory and cognitive control: contributions to creative idea production Roger E. Beaty and Daniel L. Schacter
    15. Free association, divergent thinking and creativity: cognitive and neural perspectives Tali Marron and Miriam Faust
    16. Figurative language comprehension and laterality in Autism Spectrum Disorder Ronit Saban-Bezalel and Nira Mashal
    Part V. Cognitive Control and Executive Functions:
    17. The costs and benefits of cognitive control for creativity Evangelia G. Chrysikou
    18. Creativity and cognitive control in the cognitive and affective domains Andreas Fink, Corinna Perchtold and Christian Rominger
    19. Associative and controlled cognition in divergent thinking: theoretical, experimental, neuroimaging evidence, and new directions Emmanuelle Volle
    Part VI. Reasoning and Intelligence:
    20. Creativity in the distance: the neurocognition of semantically distant relational thinking and reasoning Adam Green
    21. Network dynamics theory of human intelligence Aki Nikolaidis and Aron K. Barbey
    22. Training to be creative: the interplay between cognition, skill learning, and motivation Indre V. Viskontas
    23. Intelligence and creativity from the neuroscience perspective Emanuel Jauk
    Part VII. Individual Differences:
    24. The genetics of creativity: the underdog of behavior genetics? Davide Piffer
    25. Structural studies of creativity measured by divergent thinking Hikaru Takeuchi and Ryuta Kawashima
    26. Openness to experience: insights from personality neuroscience Oshin Vartanian
    27. Creativity and the aging brain Kenneth M. Heilman and Ira S. Fleischer
    Part VIII. Artistic and Eesthetic Processes:
    28. The neuroscience of musical creativity David Bashwiner
    29. Artistic and aesthetic production: progress and limitations Malinda J. McPherson
    30. Polymathy: the resurrection of renaissance man and the renaissance brain Claudia Garcia-Vega and Vincent Walsh.

  • Editors

    Rex E. Jung, University of New Mexico
    Rex E. Jung received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Mexico with specialty training in clinical neuropsychology. He is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico, and in private practice, with current duties focused around neuropsychological assessment during awake craniotomy. He has published research articles across a wide range of disciplines, including traumatic brain injury, systemic lupus erythematosus, schizophrenia, intelligence, creativity, and genius. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, The National Endowment for the Arts, DARPA, and the John Templeton Foundation. He is on the Editorial Boards of several journals including: Intelligence, PLOS ONE, Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation, and the Creativity Research Journal.

    Oshin Vartanian, University of Toronto
    Oshin Vartanian received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Maine. He is a Defence Scientist at Defence Research and Development Canada, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. He is the co-editor of Neuroaesthetics (2009), Neuroscience of Decision Making (2011), and Neuroscience of Creativity (2016). He is the Editor of Empirical Studies of the Arts, and serves on the editorial boards of Creativity Research Journal, Thinking Skills and Creativity, and Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. He is the recipient of the Daniel E. Berlyne Award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for outstanding research by a junior scholar for his work on the neuroscience of creativity and aesthetics.

    Contributors

    Rex E. Jung, Oshin Vartanian, Dean Keith Simonton, Alice W. Flaherty, Michael C. Corballis, Liane Gabora, David Q. Beversdorf, Kieran C. R. Fox, Cameron C. Parro, Kalina Christoff, Simon Kyaga, Shelley H. Carson, Darya L. Zabelina, Mathias Benedek, Anna Abraham, Reece P. Roberts, Donna Rose Addis, Yoed N. Kenett, Roger E. Beaty, Daniel L. Schacter, Tali Marron, Miriam Faust, Ronit Saban-Bezalel, Nira Mashal, Evangelia G. Chrysikou, Andreas Fink, Corinna Perchtold, Christian Rominger, Emmanuelle Volle, Adam Green, Aki Nikolaidis, Aron K. Barbey, Indre V. Viskontas, Emanuel Jauk, Davide Piffer, Hikaru Takeuchi, Ryuta Kawashima, Kenneth M. Heilman, Ira S. Fleischer, David Bashwiner, Malinda J. McPherson, Claudia Garcia-Vega, Vincent Walsh

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