Brain activity and connectivity during poetry composition: Toward a multidimensional model of the creative process.
Bottom Line: Distinct activation patterns were associated with generation and revision, two major phases of the creative process.Experts showed significantly stronger deactivation of DLPFC/IPS during generation, suggesting that they may more effectively suspend cognitive control.Quality of poetry, assessed by an independent panel, was associated with divergent connectivity patterns in experts and novices, centered upon MPFC (for technical facility) and DLPFC/IPS (for innovation), suggesting a mechanism by which experts produce higher quality poetry.
Affiliation: Language Section, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Figure 7 illustrates that when poems with high LC scores were produced, functional connections between the DLPFC and sensorimotor (somatosensory, premotor, and auditory) areas were weaker in experts than in novices while the correlation between sensorimotor areas and the left orbitofrontal cortex was stronger.
Affiliation: Language Section, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892.