Creativity—The Story Continues: An Overview of Thoughts on Creativity

  • Vida DemarinEmail author
  • Filip Derke


Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. It involves two processes: thinking and producing. Thinking about creativity as the talent has intrigued the modern neuroscience to investigate the whole process, from the idea to the artistic performance or art. New scientific techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging give us the answers about the function of some brain regions, but also make a lot more questions about the harmony of neural pathways. Despite advances in the neuroscience of creativity, the field still lacks clarity on whether a specific neural architecture distinguishes the highly creative brain. On the other side, neuroscientist and psychologists are trying to make a connection between the lifestyle and social characteristics with the creative people. They explain why creative people are risk-takers and novelty seekers, and why they often do more physical activities in comparison with those who are not creative. In literature also has been identified four different types of creativity with corresponding brain activities. Creativity can either be emotionally or cognitively based and can also be spontaneous or deliberate. Although intelligence and creativity are usually studied as two separate cognitive faculties, the new research studies suggest their complementary roles. In the future, we will know more and more information about creativity, we will have a lot of recorded data, we will make mathematical models, but the magic of creativity will never be discovered because it has already been discovered with the human being, a long time ago.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Institute for Brain HealthZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyClinical Hospital DubravaZagrebCroatia

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