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: The model we propose (Fig. 8), while it extends beyond the present set of findings, successfully incorporates all three of these essential features of creative activity and attempts to characterize the neural mechanisms underlying creative cognition in a way that can account for previous discrepancies in the neuroimaging literature [Abraham, 2013].
Affiliation: Language Section, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892.