Neuroscience of Concept Formation

Neuroscientific studies indicate that increased EEG alpha power is sensitive to sensory inhibition or internal processing demands. This allows us to study whether variations in EEG alpha power are related to the state of mind that is supportive for spontaneous creativity. In particular, we will investigate, following preliminary evidence from Pearce et al. (2010a), whether EEG alpha power variations can be related to measures assumed to be involved in creativity (recognition-h, prediction-h and prediction-H).

Objectives

1. Investigation of EEG alpha power variations as a function of creativity-related task demands and measures.