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Concealed Neuroanatomy in Michelangelo’s Separation of Light From Darkness in the Sistine Chapel

Read Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was a master anatomist as well as an artistic genius. He dissected cadavers numerous times and developed a profound understanding of human anatomy. From 1508 to 1512, Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in … Continue reading

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Creativity, Problem Solving and Innovative Science: Insights from History, Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience

Read This paper examines the intersection between creativity, problem solving, cognitive psychology and neuroscience in a discussion surrounding the genesis of new ideas and innovative science. Three creative activities are considered. These are (a) the interaction between visual-spatial and analytical … Continue reading

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The cognitive neuroscience of creativity

Read This article outlines a framework of creativity based on functional neuroanatomy. Recent advances in the field of cognitive neuroscience have identified distinct brain circuits that are involved in specific higher brain functions. To date, these findings have not been … Continue reading

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Fostering creative thinking – Co-constructed insights from neuroscience and education

Read Although every creative act contains elements of spontaneity, teachers can play a critical role in fostering creative thinking processes through use of environment and strategy. No single part of our brain is responsible for creativity. Some regions linked to … Continue reading

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