Dissociable brain states linked to common and creative object use.

  title={Dissociable brain states linked to common and creative object use.},
  author={Evangelia G. Chrysikou and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  volume={32 4},
Studies of conceptual processing have revealed that the prefrontal cortex is implicated in close-ended, deliberate memory retrieval, especially the left ventrolateral prefrontal regions. However, much of human thought-particularly that which is characterized as creative-requires more open-ended, spontaneous memory retrieval. To explore the neural systems that support conceptual processing under these two distinct circumstances, we obtained functional magnetic resonance images from 24… CONTINUE READING

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