Intervju: The neuroscience of creativity

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Forskningen om neurobiologi och kreativitet är ett spännande, snabbt växande fält, skriver Scott Barry Kaufman i Scientific American. Han har intervjuat Anna Abram, författare till boken The neuroscience of creativity.

Intervjun kan läsas här.

Bland annat vill Abrams avliva myten om att bara den högra hjärnhalvan är kreativ.


Why does the myth of the “creative right brain” still persist? Is there any truth at all to this myth?

Abrams: Like most persistent myths, even if some seed of truth was associated with the initial development of the idea, the claim so stated amounts to a lazy generalization and is incorrect. The brain’s right hemisphere is not a separate organ whose workings can be regarded in isolation from that of the left hemisphere in most human beings. It is also incorrect to conclude that the left brain is uncreative. In fact even the earliest scholars who explored the brain lateralization in relation to creativity emphasized the importance of both hemispheres.