Neuroimaging creativity: A psychometric view

  title={Neuroimaging creativity: A psychometric view},
  author={Rosalind Arden and Robert S. Chavez and Rachael G. Grazioplene and Rex E. Jung},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},

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