How Creativity Works in the Brain

This report summarizes themes and trends emerging from psychological and neurobiological studies of creativity. It explores models for trans-disciplinary research collaborations and it foregrounds artistic creation as a process worthy of more rigorous study. Based on a two-day workshop held in Santa Fe, New Mexico in July 2014, the report also discusses the urgency of such research for broader societal gains. 43 pp.

Related Resources

  1. Salzburg Global Seminar: The Neuroscience of Art: What are The Sources of Creativity and Innovation? (2015)

  2. NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts & Human Development: 3 public webinars on creativity research (2013-2014)
    What is creativity?
    Psychological research on creativity
    Art's impact on student achievement

  3. Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain: Findings and Challenges for Educators and Researchers from the 2009 Johns Hopkins University Summit

  4. Learning, Arts, and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition (2008)

  5. National Science Foundation: Arts, Creativity, and Learning, June 11-13, 2008 (Final Workshop Report)