Cortical Arousal and Creativity

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This somewhat aligns with the previous note.   A group of people were given three tests: the Alternate Uses Test, the Remote Associates Test, and an intelligence test.  These tests test Creativity, a blend of Creativity and Intelligence, and Intelligence, respectively.  EEG's revealed that among two groups (highly creative and medium-to-low), the former showed more of a differential among the three tests than did the less creative subjects.  That is, those scoring high on the creativity tests had a lower state of arousal during those tests and higher activation on the intelligence test.  Those scoring lower on the creativity tests showed higher states of arousal. This suggests that the mechanisms of creativity are associated with neurophysiological states that occur during low cortical arousal.  I'd be interested to know if there…
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