Thursday 25 September 2014

Creativity and Mind: Some Readings

Creativity has implications for people who study the human mind. I found three links from people and organizations who study mind-related sciences and creativity.

For photographer and psychologist Arthur Shimamura, creativity is understandable in terms of the formula I-SKE, which acknowledges the interrelationship between the artist's intention and the audience's sensation, knowledge and emotion.

Scott Barry Kaufman discusses research which suggests that creative people think in flat associations rather than hierarchical associations.

The American Psychological Association accepts artists and teachers of art as affiliate members of its division The Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts. As Erika Packard explains, "psychology has many applications in the arts--from music to visual and performing arts--as well as to the study of creativity."

An Internet image search on the words "creativity" and "mind" brings up all kinds of trippy images. [By Rp3082 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons]

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