Seminar in Cognitive Science
Week 8: The Creative Brain
Thagard and Stewart: The AHA! Experience
- What did you find confusing or hard to understand in this paper?
- Is all creativity combination of representations? What else might it be? What about art?
- How are neural representations multimodal? Does this matter to creativity?
- Why is binding an important psychological and neural process?
- How are emotional processes part of creativity? Why do they require binding? Why are they both cognitive and physiological?
- What role do computer simulations play in investigating creativity?
- Could a digital computer have AHA! experiences?
- What are the main limitations (psychological, neural, philosophical) of the Thagard and Stewart account?
- How do neural explanations of creativity mesh with molecular, psychlogical, and social ones?
- Are neural explanations of creativity compatible with Boden's main ideas?
- Can convolution and/or synchronizations explain the unity of consciousness?
- What are the ethical implications of understanding creativity as a brain process?
Neural simulation demos
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