How Creativity Happens in the Brain

  • Arne Dietrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


How Creativity Happens In The Brain is about the brain mechanisms of creativity, how a grapefruit-sized heap of meat crackling with electricity manages to be so outrageously creative. It has a sharp focus: to stick exclusively to sound, mechanistic explanations and convey what we can, and cannot, say about how brains give rise to creative ideas.


Creativity Flow Brain Mind Consciousness Cognition Emotion Cultural Evolution Prediction Art Neuroscience Phrenology Connectionism Implicit Processing Emulation AI Machine Creativity Task Set Variation-Selection Evolutionary Algorithm artificial intelligence brain cognition consciousness creativity Design emotion evolution evolutionary algorithm Nation neuroscience

Authors and affiliations

  • Arne Dietrich
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  1. 1.American University of BeirutLebanon

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