The cognitive neuroscience of design creativity

Show simple item record Lazar, Leslee 2018-11-16T06:05:55Z 2018-11-16T06:05:55Z 2018-10
dc.identifier.citation Lazar, Leslee, "The cognitive neuroscience of design creativity", Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1177/1179069518809664, vol. 12, Oct. 2018. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1179-0695
dc.identifier.issn 1179-0695
dc.description.abstract Design cognition is a human cognitive ability that is characterized by multi-faceted skills and competencies. This skill requires finding solutions for a vague problem, where the end point is not specified and the transformations from the problem state to the solution state are also flexible. Designers solve such tasks regularly, but the mental processes involved in such a skill are not known completely. Design research has involved empirical studies and theoretical modeling to understand the cognitive processes underlying this skill. In lab-based studies, a sub-class of problem-solving tasks called “ill-structured” tasks has been used to study the design process. However, the use of a cognitive neuroscience perspective has only been nascent. In this review, some defining features of design creativity will be elucidated and a few cognitive neuroscience studies of design creativity that shows the underlying brain networks will be highlighted. Results from these experiments using ill-structured tasks along with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) show that the brain networks underlying design creativity only partially overlap with brain networks underlying other kinds of creativity. This argues for studying design creativity as a unique subset of creativity using experiments that mimic the real-world design creative processes.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Leslee Lazar
dc.format.extent vol. 12
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.subject Design cognition en_US
dc.subject ill-structured task en_US
dc.subject Creativity en_US
dc.subject Functional magnetic en_US
dc.subject Resonance imaging en_US
dc.title The cognitive neuroscience of design creativity en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Experimental Neuroscience

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