Neural Foundations of Creativity: A Systematic Review

Translated title of the contribution: Neural Foundations of Creativity: A Systematic Review

Stephanie Mullen Raymond

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When considering the importance of the human cognitive function of creativity, we often overlook the fact that it is due to human creativity and to the constant search for new sensory stimuli that our world has, throughout the years, been one of innovation in every aspect of our existence —in the sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Almost everything that surrounds us is the result of human creativity, therefore it is not difficult to understand that although neuroscientific research has led to valuable perceptions into the probable underpinnings of this multifaceted ability, the precise neurological substrates that underlie creativity are yet to be determined. Despite the establishment of a strong link between creativity and divergent thinking, other brain networks have been implicated in this mental process. The following review underlines recent studies on the neural foundations of creativity. A comprehensive analysis of the upmost important facts will be presented, with emphasis on concepts, tests, and methods that have been used to study creativity, and how they have outlined a pathway to the key understanding of this unique human ability.

Translated title of the contributionNeural Foundations of Creativity: A Systematic Review
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Colombiana de Psiquiatria
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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