Crannies and Stacks

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.


Creative people singled out for innovation tend to have several things in common: (a) high levels of specialized knowledge; (b) employ divergent thinking; (c) and as mediated by the cortical frontal lobe, dispense neurotransmitter modulators, such as norepinephrine. The frontal lobe appears to be the part of the cortex that is most centrally related to creativity. Analyzing musical performers from the perspective of the right and left cortical hemispheres suggests that both evolution and genetics have influenced preferences for creativity.

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  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for BioethicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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