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The Cambridge Handbook of the Neuroscience of Creativity
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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.

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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 Source: Choice

'If your tastes favor basic neural and cognitive mechanisms of creativity, then you would be hard-pressed to find a better compendium than this one.'

Aaron Kozbelt Source: Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture

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