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Creativity as an Emergent Property of Neural System Dynamics as Demonstrated through Embodied Measures of Insight Problem Solving


Abstract Creativity is a critical element of human cognition for which any complete explanation of the human mind must account, and it presents a unique problem to cognitive science because the apparent “something from nothing” nature of creativity confounds simple transformations of existing information. Emergentism provides a philosophical framework for explaining this feature of creativity by elaborating how novel properties of a system can be created from the complex interactions of simple elements within that system. Previous advances in cognitive science have been built the traditional information processing models of cognition. These models are limited in their ability to explain emergentism or allow for detailed behavioral measurement and un... (more)
Created Date 2017-05
Contributor Hart Jr, John Thomas (Author) / Duran, Nicholas (Thesis Director) / Nishimura, Joel (Committee Member) / School of Social and Behavioral Sciences / School of Social and Behavioral Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Cognitive Science / Insight / Embodied Cognition / Nonlinear Methods / Emergentism / Creativity
Series Academic Year 2016-2017
Type Text
Extent 29 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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