Creativity and the Brain

Mario Tokoro, Ken Mogi
2011, Vol. 16, No. 2,


The preface to this intriguing book begins as follows:
'Until recently, human creativity had been treated as a mysterious process of brain activity, since we had neither the tools to measure brain activity precisely nor the theories to analyse and synthesise creativity. However, the quick advancement of brain science these days - thanks largely to the development of various measurement tools such as electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and to new attitudes which view the brain as a system - has enabled us to discuss creativity in the context of science. Hence we organised a workshop for the exchange of ideas among distinguished scholars who have been contributing to the understanding of creativity in different fields and from different viewpoints'

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