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A review of EEG, ERP, and neuroimaging studies of creativity and insight.
Creativity is a cornerstone of what makes us human, yet the neural mechanisms underlying creative thinking are poorly understood. A recent surge of interest into the neural underpinnings of creativeExpand
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The cognitive neuroscience of creativity
  • A. Dietrich
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychonomic bulletin & review
  • 1 December 2004
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This article outlines a framework of creativity based on functional neuroanatomy. Expand
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Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the experience of flow
  • A. Dietrich
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • 1 December 2004
Recent theoretical and empirical work in cognitive science and neuroscience is brought into contact with the concept of the flow experience. After a brief exposition of brain function, theExpand
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The reticular-activating hypofrontality (RAH) model of acute exercise
We present here a comprehensive, neurocognitive model to account for the psychological consequences of acute exercise. There is a substantial amount of disparate research and the proposed mechanisticExpand
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Transient hypofrontality as a mechanism for the psychological effects of exercise
  • A. Dietrich
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatry Research
  • 29 November 2006
Although exercise is known to promote mental health, a satisfactory understanding of the mechanism underlying this phenomenon has not yet been achieved. A new mechanism is proposed that is based onExpand
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The role of (dis)inhibition in creativity: Decreased inhibition improves idea generation
There is now a large body of evidence showing that many different conditions related to impaired fronto-executive functioning are associated with the enhancement of some types of creativity. In thisExpand
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Human creativity, evolutionary algorithms, and predictive representations: The mechanics of thought trials
Creative thinking is arguably the pinnacle of cerebral functionality. Like no other mental faculty, it has been omnipotent in transforming human civilizations. Probing the neural basis of this mostExpand
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Who's afraid of a cognitive neuroscience of creativity?
This article has two goals. First, the ideas outlined here can be seen as a sustained and disciplined demolition project aimed at sanitizing our bad habits of thinking about creativity. Apart fromExpand
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Imaging the imagination: the trouble with motor imagery.
Sports and exercise psychology finds itself in a most unfortunate situation these days. While all other branches of the psychological sciences help themselves freely to the glitzy new toys of modernExpand
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The mythconception of the mad genius
  • A. Dietrich
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Front. Psychol.
  • 26 February 2014
Take troubled Vincent van Gogh, famed 19th century painter who suffered from bipolar disorder, cut off part of his left ear, and eventually committed suicide. Or Isaac Newton, eccentric 17th centuryExpand
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