Dissociable neural systems for analogy and metaphor: implications for the neuroscience of creativity.

@article{Vartanian2012DissociableNS,
  title={Dissociable neural systems for analogy and metaphor: implications for the neuroscience of creativity.},
  author={Oshin Vartanian},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={103 3},
  pages={
          302-16
        }
}
Two recent reviews of the neuroimaging literature on creativity have pointed to inconsistent findings across studies, calling into question the usefulness of the theoretical constructs motivating the search for its neural bases. However, it is argued that consistent patterns of neural activation do emerge when the cognitive process and the neuroimaging method are kept uniform across studies. To demonstrate this empirically, the activation likelihood estimation (ALE) method was used to conduct… CONTINUE READING
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