Creativity and the Wandering Mind

Creativity and the Wandering Mind
Author: David D. Preiss,Diego Cosmelli,James C. Kaufman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2020-06-20
ISBN 10: 0128166142
ISBN 13: 9780128166147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and the Wandering Mind Book Review:

Creativity and the Wandering Mind: Spontaneous and Controlled Cognition summarizes research on the impact of mind wandering and cognitive control on creativity, including imagination, fantasy and play. Most coverage in this area has either focused on the negative consequences of mind wandering on focused problem solving or the positive effect of mindfulness, but not on the positive consequences of mind wandering. This volume bridges that gap. Research indicates that most people experience mind wandering during a large percentage of their waking time, and that it is a baseline default mode of brain function during the awake but resting state. This volume explores the different kinds of mind wandering and its positive impact on imagination, play, problem-solving, and creative production. Discusses spontaneous and controlled processes in creativity Examines the relationship between mind wandering, consciousness, and imagination Reviews research on problem-solving, imagination, play, and learning Highlights the positive impact of mind wandering on creative thought and output

The Wandering Mind

The Wandering Mind
Author: Michael C. Corballis
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2015-04-15
ISBN 10: 022623861X
ISBN 13: 9780226238616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wandering Mind Book Review:

Corballis argues that mind-wandering has many constructive and adaptive features. These range from mental time travel?the wandering back and forth through time, not only to plan our futures based on past experience, but also to generate a continuous sense of who we are--to the ability to inhabit the minds of others, increasing empathy and social understanding. Through mind-wandering, we invent, tell stories, and expand our mental horizons. Mind wandering , hardly the sign of a faulty network or aimless distraction, actually underwrites creativity, whether as a Wordsworth wandering lonely as a cloud, or an Einstein imagining himself travelling on a beam of light. Corballis takes readers on a mental journey in chapters that can be savored piecemeal, as the minds of readers wander in different ways, and sometimes have limited attentional capacity.

The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought

The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought
Author: Kieran C. R. Fox,Kalina Christoff
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0190464747
ISBN 13: 9780190464745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought Book Review:

"All physicians are involved in the management of pain at some level or the other, but of the various specialties and health professions, surgeons are at the frontline of delivering perioperative pain care. Perioperative Pain Management for General and Plastic Surgery offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the surgical pain management field to help practitioners effectively plan and enhance perioperative pain control. Chapters provide guidance on solving common dilemmas facing surgeons who are managing patients with pain related problems and clinical decision-making, and explore essential topics required for the trainee and practitioner to quickly assess the patient with pain, to diagnose pain and painful conditions, determine the feasibility and safety of surgical procedure needed, and arrange for advanced pain management consults and care if needed. This text also explores the latest evolving techniques and appropriate utilization of modern equipment and technology to safely provide care. Highly accessible and written by experts in the field, Perioperative Pain Management for General and Plastic Surgery is an ideal resource for practicing surgeons, anesthesiologists, critical care personnel, residents, medical students"--Provided by publisher.

The Wandering Mind

The Wandering Mind
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:839858346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Creative Self

The Creative Self
Author: Maciej Karwowski,James C. Kaufman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2017-02-22
ISBN 10: 0128099054
ISBN 13: 9780128099056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Self Book Review:

The Creative Self reviews and summarizes key theories, studies, and new ideas about the role and significance self-beliefs play in one’s creativity. It untangles the interrelated constructs of creative self-efficacy, creative metacognition, creative identity, and creative self-concept. It explores how and when creative self-beliefs are formed as well as how creative self-beliefs can be strengthened. Part I discusses how creativity plays a part in one’s self-identity and its relationship with free will and efficacy. Part II discusses creativity present in day-to-day life across the lifespan. Part III highlights the intersection of the creative self with other variables such as mindset, domains, the brain, and individual differences. Part IV explores methodology and culture in relation to creativity. Part V, discusses additional constructs or theories that offer promise for future research on creativity Explores how beliefs about one’s creativity are part of one’s identity Investigates the development of self-beliefs about creativity Identifies external and personality factors influencing self-beliefs about creativity Incorporates worldwide research with cross-disciplinary contributors

Creativity

Creativity
Author: Elkhonon Goldberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0190466499
ISBN 13: 9780190466497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity Book Review:

Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation is about creativity, one of the most cherished and mysterious manifestations of the human mind, and what it is in the human brain and its interaction with culture, that allows us to expand how we think about things, generate new knowledge,and to explore unchartered territories. Based on a growing body of scientific literature, Elkhonon Goldberg points to several brain structures and processes that are involved in the creative process: the frontal lobes, the right and left hemispheres and their respective contributions, subcorticalstructures, various biochemical systems, and intricate neural network processes that work in concert for the creative act to happen. To that end, he discusses the brain mechanisms of deciding what is important and what is not; of confronting cognitive novelty; and the marshalling of previouslyacquired knowledge to generate new insights culminating in a creative product.An active researcher neuroscientist and clinician neuropsychologist, who also has a keen interest in history, Elkhonon Goldberg offers an original, and arguably the first coherent account of how multiple brain mechanisms come together in order to culminate in the creative act. While a large body ofscientific material is discussed, the book offers much more than a mere review. It presents a novel understanding of how the creative process takes place, and is full of original insights challenging current assumptions and theories.

Subconscious Mind

Subconscious Mind
Author: Emily Wilds
Publsiher: Efalon Acies
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-27
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9791220201261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subconscious Mind Book Review:

This is a 3-book bundle, which addresses various subtopics, including but not limited to these: Book 1: The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension. No matter how much science keeps progressing, they still find new wonders of the human brain. One of the reasons for this, is that the subconscious mind suppresses and exposes many impulses and neural pathways that we don’t generally notice in our daily lives. Book 2: In order to tap into the amazing abilities of our brains, it can help to first understand how they work. This guide will aid you in your journey to comprehension. Some things that will be discussed, are how our subconscious mind procrastinates things, mind wandering and its significance, daily escapes, predispositions that shape our thoughts, creative skills, and free choice as a gift of nature. Book 3: Do you know what the seven keys are to think better? And do you understand the advantages of creative visualization? Many people have no clue what’s going on inside their minds. And even though I cannot promise that this book can explain every thought and every idea or imagination, it will definitely give you new insights that help you get a firmer grasp of the neurological connections your brain is making.

The New Reflectionism in Cognitive Psychology

The New Reflectionism in Cognitive Psychology
Author: Gordon Pennycook
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-04-09
ISBN 10: 1315460157
ISBN 13: 9781315460154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Reflectionism in Cognitive Psychology Book Review:

This volume presents detailed reviews and will be of use to anyone interested in the strengths and weaknesses of human reason. This volume will also be of use to both proponents and skeptics of dual-process theory as it represents a strong case for the wide theoretical significance of the distinction between intuition and reflection. The empirical evidence indicates that analytic thinking plays a significant role in everyday life. Reason does, in fact, matter.

The Power of the Wandering Mind

The Power of the Wandering Mind
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9788291405551
ISBN 13: 8291405557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Creativity

Encyclopedia of Creativity
Author: Mark A. Runco,Steven R. Pritzker
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1502
Release: 2020-04-12
ISBN 10: 0128156155
ISBN 13: 9780128156155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Creativity Book Review:

Creativity influences each of our lives and is essential for the advancement of society. The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity helped establish the study of creativity as a field of research in itself. The second edition, published in 2011, was named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication. Featuring 232 chapters, across 3 volumes, the third edition of this important work provides updated information on the full range of creativity research. There has been an enormous increase in research on the topic throughout the world in many different disciplines. Some areas covered in this edition include the arts and humanities, business, education, mental and physical health, neuroscience, psychology, the creative process and technology. Fundamental subjects are discussed such as the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, the relationship of creativity to mental health, intelligence and learning styles, and the process of being creative. Creativity is discussed within specific disciplines including acting, architecture, art, dance, film, government, interior design, magic, mathematics, medicine, photography, science, sports, tourism and writing. A wide range of topics are covered. Here is a partial overview by topic: Business and organizational creativity: Advertising, Creative Economies, Creativity Consulting and Coaching, Corporate Creativity, Creativity Exercises, Entrepreneurship, Group Dynamics, Innovation, Leadership, Management of Creative People, Patents, Teams, and Training. The Cognitive Aspects of Creativity: Altered and Transitional States, Analogies, Attention, Breadth of Attention, Cognitive Style, Divergent Thinking, Flow and Optimal Experience, Knowledge, Logic and Reasoning, Metacognition, Mental Models, Memory, Metaphors, Mind Wandering, Mindfulness, Problem-Finding, Problem-Solving, and Remote Associates. The Creative Process: Attribution, Constraints, Discovery, Insight, Inspiration, Intentionality, Motivation, Risk-Taking, and Tolerance for Ambiguity. Education: Children’s Creativity, , Education, Intelligence, Knowledge, Metacognition, Play, Prodigies, Programs And Courses, Talent And Teaching Creativity. Neuroscience Research: Cellular Matter, Grey Matter, Cellular Density; EEG, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Fmri), Music and The Brain, Pupillometry, Systems, The Cerebellum and Transcranial Electrical Stimulation. Psychology: The Big 5 Personality Characteristics, Bipolar Mood Disorders, Childhood Trauma, Depression, Deviance, Dreams, Emotions, Expressive Arts, Grit, Introversion, Jungian Theory, Mad Genius Controversy, Openness, Schizotypy, Suicide, Therapy and Counseling Trauma and Transcendence and Transforming Illness and Visual Art. Social Aspects of Creativity: Awards, Birth Order, Criticism, Consensual Assessment, Diversity, Eminence, Families, Friendships and Social Networks, Geeks, Mentors, Millennials, Networking, Rewards, And Sociology. Society and Creativity: Awards, Climate For Creativity, Cross-Cultural Creativity, Destruction Of Creativity, Law And Society, Social Psychology, Social Transformation, Voting, War, and Zeitgeist. Technology: Chats, Computational Creativity, Computerized Text Analysis, Gaming, Memes, Networks and Maps, and Virtual Reality.

Encyclopedia of Creativity

Encyclopedia of Creativity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1384
Release: 2011-05-20
ISBN 10: 0123750385
ISBN 13: 9780123750389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Creativity Book Review:

The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative. This reference also appeals to a lay audience with articles specifically on the application of creativity to business settings. Available online via ScienceDirect and in limited print release. Named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication Serves as a compendium of reviews of a number of domain-specific areas, such as acting, dance, expressive arts, film, food, music, religion, science, sports, theater, and writing. Creativity and education are examined in articles about thought processes, such as developmental trends in creative abilities and potentials, the enhancement of creativity, intelligence, knowledge, play, prodigies, programs and courses, talent and teaching creativity. Cognitive aspects of creativity can be investigated in articles about altered and transitional states, analogies, attention, cognitive style, divergent thinking, flow and optimal experience, metacognition, metaphors, problem-finding, problem-solving, and remote associates. Covers business and organizational creativity in articles about advertising with art, creative visuals, business/management, creativity coaching, creativity exercises, entrepreneurship, group dynamics, innovation, leadership, organizational culture, organizational development, teams, and training, among others. Explicitly examines the complex interrelationship between society and creativity in articles about awards, conformity and conventionality, the creative sector and class of society, cultural diversity, the dark side of creativity, East vs. West, networking, social psychology, war, zeitgeist, and others. Personal and interpersonal creativity is discussed in articles relating to collaboration, family, life stages, mentors, networking, personal creativity and self-actualization. Focuses on scientific information about creativity, there are also articles that discuss brain and neuropsychology, concepts of creativity, definitions of creativity, expertise, longitudinal studies, researching art, artists and art audiences, research methods, phenomenology research and qualitative research. Online version contains an additional 26 biographies of famously creative people

Dynamic Perspectives on Creativity

Dynamic Perspectives on Creativity
Author: Ronald A. Beghetto,Giovanni Emanuele Corazza
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN 10: 3319991639
ISBN 13: 9783319991634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamic Perspectives on Creativity Book Review:

This edited volume provides a venue for scholars whose work challenges the typical, static conceptions, and methods of studying creativity. More specifically, the book will serve as an effort to introduce more dynamic definitions, conceptions, and approaches for studying creativity in the context of educational practice. By doing so, it feeds the strong contemporary need for more dynamic conceptions of creativity in educational settings. This is particularly important given the fast evolution of modern society and the widespread consensus that efforts to develop creative potential should be democratized -- extending well beyond the boundaries of the gifted subset and the walls of the classroom. This work recognizes that more dynamic perspectives on creativity are necessary for understanding its complexity, value, and meaning in educational contexts.

Multidisciplinary Contributions to the Science of Creative Thinking

Multidisciplinary Contributions to the Science of Creative Thinking
Author: Giovanni Emanuele Corazza,Sergio Agnoli
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN 10: 9812876189
ISBN 13: 9789812876188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinary Contributions to the Science of Creative Thinking Book Review:

This book offers a multidisciplinary and multi-domain approach to the most recent research results in the field of creative thinking and creativity, authored by renowned international experts. By presenting contributions from different scientific and artistic domains, the book offers a comprehensive description of the state of the art on creativity research. Specifically, the chapters are organized into four parts: 1) Theoretical Aspects of Creativity; 2) Social Aspects of Creativity; 3) Creativity in Design and Engineering; 4) Creativity in Art and Science. In this way, the book becomes a necessary platform for generative dialogue between disciplines that are typically divided by separating walls.

Creativity and Mental Imagery

Creativity and Mental Imagery
Author: Massimiliano Palmiero,Laura Piccardi,Raffaella Nori,Liana Palermo,Carola Salvi,Cecilia Guariglia
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 2889199940
ISBN 13: 9782889199945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and Mental Imagery Book Review:

Creativity is increasingly attracting attention of scientific community given its role in different aspects of human life. So far we have only began to understand its complexity and how it correlates with other cognitive processes. A further understanding of its key processes is essential to better implement applications of creativity tools to daily life. Therefore, it is the aim of this Research Topics to further elucidate how creativity can be measured, and its components, such as mental imagery, are determined.

Wired to Create

Wired to Create
Author: Dr Scott Barry Kaufman,Carolyn Gregoire
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-01-07
ISBN 10: 1473529301
ISBN 13: 9781473529304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wired to Create Book Review:

Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Creativity works in mysterious ways, with inspiration often arising out of nowhere - and then failing to show up when we need it most! Combining the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology with original research, Dr Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire dig deeper than ever before into the creative mind. Taking us on a fascinating journey that unpacks the creative genius layer by layer, they reveal what creativity is, what creative people do differently and what we can all learn from this. With insights from some of the greatest creative minds in history, including Pablo Picasso, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace and Frida Kahlo, Wired to Create shows that we all have access to creative achievement and that, in essence, we are all wired to create.

Creativity: Education and Rehabilitation

Creativity: Education and Rehabilitation
Author: Massimiliano Palmiero,Laura Piccardi,Raffaella Nori,Liana Palermo,Carola Salvi,Cecilia Guariglia
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN 10: 2889630358
ISBN 13: 9782889630356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity: Education and Rehabilitation Book Review:

Creativity has the potential to improve quality of life. It can also be conceived as a tool in educational and rehabilitation settings. Therefore, it is the aim of this Research Topic to further show how creativity can be used and encourage the application of creativity in pedagogical and clinical contexts.

The Neuroscience of Creativity

The Neuroscience of Creativity
Author: Anna Abraham
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN 10: 1107176468
ISBN 13: 9781107176461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neuroscience of Creativity Book Review:

Discover how the creative brain works across musical, literary, visual artistic, kinesthetic and scientific spheres, and how to study it.

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition
Author: Stephen M. Fleming,Christopher D. Frith
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2014-01-31
ISBN 10: 364245190X
ISBN 13: 9783642451904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition Book Review:

Metacognition is the capacity to reflect upon and evaluate cognition and behaviour. Long of interest to philosophers and psychologists, metacognition has recently become the target of research in the cognitive neurosciences. By combining brain imaging, computational modeling, neuropsychology and insights from psychiatry, the present book offers a picture of the metacognitive functions of the brain. Chapters cover the definition and measurement of metacognition in humans and non-human animals, the computational underpinnings of metacognitive judgments the cognitive neuroscience of self-monitoring ranging from confidence to error-monitoring and neuropsychiatric studies of disorders of metacognition. This book provides an invaluable overview of a rapidly emerging and important field within cognitive neuroscience.

A Mindful Nation

A Mindful Nation
Author: Congressman Tim Ryan
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1401939317
ISBN 13: 9781401939311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Mindful Nation Book Review:

In one of the most optimistic books to come out of Washington during these trying times, Congressman Tim Ryan presents us with an inspiring and hopeful view of our country's future-and a roadmap for how to get there. Across America, people are feeling squeezed, exhausted, and running faster and faster while falling farther behind. The economy continues to struggle, wars rage on, and every week brings news of another environmental disaster. Everything seems broken and people feel helpless to make a difference. Despite this bleak outlook, there are strands of quiet hope and confidence. People are beginning to take action in a new way: they are slowing down, paying attention, and gaining an awareness of the inner resources at their disposal. This new way is based on the timeless and universal practice of mindfulness, the natural capabilities of our brains and minds, and the core American values of self-reliance, stick-to-it-iveness, and getting the job done. And it's manifesting in every sector of our society—it's helping sick people work with their pain, school children improve their learning, veterans heal from trauma, and CEOs become more inclusive and effective leaders. All these benefits—and more—are supported by scientific research on mindfulness that is regularly reported by the mainstream media, such as ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. In A Mindful Nation , Congressman Tim Ryan—an all-American guy from the heartland who is also a thoughtful, committed leader—takes this story about the benefits of mindfulness to the next level. He connects the dots between what's happening with mindfulness in the classrooms, hospitals, boardrooms, research labs, and army bases across the country by sharing his interactions with experts in education, defense, health care, criminal justice, and the environment. A Mindful Nation paints a picture of emerging solutions that both benefit the reader and address the societal difficulties we are facing. Ryan's folksy, warm, and encouraging voice uplifts us and shows that there is something we can do right here and right now to help ourselves and our country. Both inspiring and pragmatic, A Mindful Nation shows how the benefits of mindfulness apply to the current challenges that affect each of us in our own lives and in our communities, and thus have implications for our society as a whole. With a hard-nosed understanding of politics, government budgets, and what it takes to get something done, Ryan connects a practical approach—lead with the science, show the savings and show how this can help us educate our children to be competitive in the world arena—with a hopeful vision for how mindfulness can reinvigorate our core American values and transform and revitalize our communities.

Pieces of Mind

Pieces of Mind
Author: Michael C. Corballis
Publsiher: Auckland University Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1869405889
ISBN 13: 9781869405885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pieces of Mind Book Review:

Why do we remember faces but not names? If your brain was cut in half would you suffer more than a splitting headache? Does your dog remember where it buried its bone? And do we really only use 10 per cent of our brains? In 21 short walks around the human mind, Michael C. Corballis answers these questions—and more. The human mind is arguably the most complex organ in the universe. Modern computers might be faster, and whales might have larger brains, but neither can match the sheer intellect or capacity for creativity that we humans enjoy. In this book Michael Corballis introduces us to what we've learned about the intricacies of the human brain over the last fifty years. Leading us through behavioural experiments and neuroscience, cognitive theory and Darwinian evolution with his trademark wit and wisdom, Corballis punctures a few hot-air balloons ('You only use 10 per cent of your brain!' 'Unleash the creativity of your right brain!') and explains just what we know—and don't know—about our own minds. From language to standing upright, composing music to bullshitting, he covers some of the fascinating activities and capabilities that go towards making us human. At one time or another, we've all wished that we could get inside someone else's head. Here's how.