Ronald A. Finke

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In a recent paper, Chambers and Reisberg (1985) showed that people cannot reverse classical ambiguous figures in imagery (such OS the Necker cube, duck/ rabbit, or Schroeder staircase). In three experiments, we refute one kind of explanation for this difficulty: that visual images da not contain information about the geometry of a shape necessary for(More)
Paradoxes and Principles The contributing authors to this book have addressed, and in many cases clarified or resolved, some of the major issues and controversies that have surrounded the subject of creativity. In doing so, they demonstrate the value of the creative cognition approach (Finke, Ward, and Smith 1992), showing that creativity can be better(More)
By constructing images called preinventive forms, and by exploring the various interpretive possibilities afforded by those forms, a person can discover a new invention, develop a new concept, or gain new insights into how to solve a problem. Recent studies show how imposing different types of constraints on interpreting these forms affects the likelihood(More)
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