Stimulating creativity via the exposure to other people's ideas.

  title={Stimulating creativity via the exposure to other people's ideas.},
  author={Andreas Fink and Karl Koschutnig and Mathias Benedek and Gernot Reishofer and Anja Ischebeck and Elisabeth M. Weiss and Franz Ebner},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  volume={33 11},
As it is the case in brainstorming, each single idea a person generates to a specific problem may stimulate new ideas or solutions in others. In this fMRI study, we investigate the effects of cognitive stimulation via the exposure to other people's ideas on the originality of generated ideas. Participants are requested to generate alternative uses of conventional everyday objects subsequent to a short cognitive stimulation intervention in which they are exposed to other ideas, which were either… CONTINUE READING
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