The relevance of spontaneous cognition to the dialogue on creativity

Mok, Leh Woon (2013) The relevance of spontaneous cognition to the dialogue on creativity. In: Abstracts from the Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention. From: Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention, 23-26 May 2013, Washington, DC, USA. (Unpublished)

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More recent views in the field of creativity have emphasized the need for the field to move away from considering only deliberate, purposeful and goal-directed behaviors (e.g., Glaveanu, 2012; Ponomarev, 2006). Very recently, cognitive neuroscience evidence has suggested that spontaneous cognitive processing may be mediated by a subset of the default brain network; and that such processing appears dissociated from, but can occur concurrently with, more deliberate, explicit, attention-demanding and goal-directed processing mediated by what has become known as the multiple-demand network (Mok, 2012). The main goal of this paper is to introduce the view that, on a fundamental and individual level, creative processes may be very much facilitated by spontaneous cognitive processes, mediated by the default brain network and operating in the background as our concentration on the outside world is relaxed.

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Paper presentation as part of the symposium on "Creativity in Psychological Sciences: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue" Symposium abstract: This symposium serves as a cross-disciplinary forum for a neuro-, cultural, social-organizational, and educational dialogue on perspectives on the phenomenon of creativity. The symposium suggests continuities in spontaneous, goal-directed, and cultural processes in creativity development. Highlights include concurrent brain networks (e.g., default and multiple demands) and cultural psychology of creativity.

Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 23:38
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1702 Cognitive Science > 170205 Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks @ 40%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) @ 40%
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