Creative minds and neurosciences…

  • Ricardo F. Allegri Department of Neurology, FLENI


Creativity is the ability to generate original ideas in the arts or sciences, leaving traditional stereotypes behind, ultimately introducing innovation to the social context in which they arise. It has been associated with "divergent thinking" which prioritizes the generation of multiple solutions, different from traditional ones. Some authors have observed creative individuals present higher incidence of affective disorders, possibly related to hypomania or disinhibition. Similarly, “creativity” has been described in patients with frontotemporal dementia, a brain region linked with creativity on fMRI. Creativity is one of the most salient characteristics that human beings possess.

Keywords: Creativity, intelligence, divergent thinking, psychiatry, neurology, anatomy


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Allegri, R. (2021). Creative minds and neurosciences…. Journal of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(1), e00173806.