Correlating creativity and brain connectivity

Advanced Neuroscience Research

Journal Article

People’s capacity to generate creative ideas is central to technological and cultural progress. Despite advances in the neuroscience of creativity, the field lacks clarity on whether a specific neural architecture distinguishes the highly creative brain. Using methods in network neuroscience, we modeled individual creative thinking ability as a function of variation in whole-brain functional connectivity. We identified a brain network associated with creative ability comprised of regions within default, salience, and executive systems—neural circuits that often work in opposition. Across four independent datasets, we show that a person’s capacity to generate original ideas can be reliably predicted from the strength of functional connectivity within this network, indicating that creative thinking ability is characterized by a distinct brain connectivity profile.

Publication

Year of publication: 2017

Issue: 3

Pages: 1-8

Date published: 09/2017

Type: Articles in international peer reviewed journals

Identifiers

ISSN: 1234

ISBN: 5678

Accession nº: 9012

Call nº: 3456

Other: 7890

Locators

DOI: Omibee Research

Alternative Titles

Original title: Correlating creativity and brain connectivity

Alternate title: Correlating creativity and brain connectivity

Short title: Creativity and brain connectivity

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