The Importance of Spatial Abilities in Creativity and Their Assessment Through Tangible Interfaces
Spatial abilities play a key and unique role in structuring many important psychological phenomena including creativity, a quality that in the past was considered for few gifted people.
In this paper we examine the important relationship between creative thinking and spatial cognition, and how particular spatial skills can impact on some aspect of the creative process. Moreover, after a brief mention on the neural basis of creativity we present a prototype, supporting tangible interfaces, with which is possible to create tasks that assess and train those spatial abilities linked with creative thinking.
KeywordsSpatial abilities Creativity Assessment Tangible user interfaces
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