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ERIC Number: EJ834201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Creativity, Problem Solving and Innovative Science: Insights from History, Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
Aldous, Carol R.
International Education Journal, v8 n2 p176-187 Nov 2007
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 or verbal reasoning, (b) attending to feeling in listening to the "self", and (c) the interaction between conscious and non-conscious reasoning. Evidence for the importance of each of these activities to the creative process is drawn from (a) historical and introspective accounts of novel problem solving by noted scientists and mathematicians; (b) cognitive psychology and neuroscience; and (c) a recent empirical study of novel mathematics problem solving. An explanation of these activities is given in terms of cognitive neuroscience. A conceptual framework connecting each of these activities is presented and the implications for learning and teaching considered. (Contains 3 figures.)
Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. ANZCIES Secretariat, Curtin University, Box U1987, Perth, WA Australia. Tel: +61-8-9266-7106; Fax: +61-8-9266-3222; e-mail: editor@iejcomparative.org; Web site: http://www.iejcomparative.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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