Definition and empirical characterization of creative processes.

  title={Definition and empirical characterization of creative processes.},
  author={Hector Sabelli and Aushra Abouzeid},
  journal={Nonlinear dynamics, psychology, and life sciences},
  volume={7 1},
Creative processes exhibit a new, thus far unrecognized, form of dynamical behavior distinct from the known classes of mechanical and chaotic dynamics. We present quantitative methods of time series analysis that distinguish creative processes from random and chaotic systems. Creative processes exhibit diversification, indicating an expanding phase space volume, which contrasts with processes that converge to equilibrium, or to periodic or chaotic attractors. Creative processes exhibit novelty… CONTINUE READING