Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Creative Brain

  • Ph Nina Slanevskaya
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_426


Key Concepts and Definition of Terms

The concept of “creativity” includes different aspects, such as a human ability of a creative insight, the product created by such a creative insight, and the appreciation of this product as something new and valuable by people. The term “creative insight” implies a process occurring in a flash but which brings something very substantial and completely new, it differs from conscious production, it can happen during sleep or in a dreamlike state, and this process seems to be inspired (Andreasen 2006). If a creative insight is a topic of interest, the human brain and human psychology are studied. However, the psychological reaction and brain work are inseparable from sociocultural context. To enhance creativity, there must be knowledgeable experts to assess the product of creation, universities to teach top-level science, and the field which wants a created...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg Centre for Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ltd.St. PetersburgRussia