Arne Dietrich explains that there are different types of creativity, as well as brain mechanisms: some are related to knowledge and memory, and others to diverse cognitive processes, which can be intentional and unintentional, depending also on the domain that people are being creative in. Finally, he mentions the main characteristic in creative people, which is obsession, and comments that the most amount of progress in the study of creativity has been accomplished in personality and social psychology.
Brain Mechanisms in Creativity Arne Dietrich
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Arne Dietrich is professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut (AUB). His work is focused on the neurobiology of learning and memory; he published several papers on the functions of the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus. Presently, his research interests focus on neurocognitive mechanisms of creativity, neural basis of altered states of consciousness and cognitive neuroscience of physical exercise. Dietrich holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Georgia, United States.