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The Roots of Cognitive NeuroscienceBehavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology$
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Anjan Chatterjee and H. Branch Coslett

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395549

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.001.0001

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(p.367) Chapter 18 Creativity
The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience

Valeria Drago

Glen R. Finney

Oxford University Press

Creativity is a multifaceted concept. It underlies the arts such as painting, sculpting, dance, song, poetry, music, photography, as well as the sciences such as mathematics, physics, cosmology, chemistry, geology, biology, psychology. Creativity crops up in small acts of personal novelty to grand works of genius that transform the way we live, think, and believe. Hard to define, hard to capture, yet creativity is an essential part of human culture. In this chapter, the authors review the construct of creativity, and demonstrate how neurological diseases influence creativity and delineate the brain mechanisms that underlie these effects, including a discussion of case reports of artists with neurological diseases and how the disease interfered with their abilities.

Keywords:   creativity, intelligence, neurobiology, gray matter, white matter, fronto-temporal lobes, dopamine, norepinephrine

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