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Dates: May 9 – 13, 2016
Registration Closes: Wednesday, May 4, 5:00 PM, EST
Creativity is one of the most fundamental and fascinating human abilities. The scientific study of creative thinking has been an area of interest in cognitive psychology and, more recently, in cognitive neuroscience. In this course, Dr. Evangelia G. Chrysikou will introduce students to the psychology of creativity and innovation in problem solving, science, invention and the arts. She will present an overview of the topics at the forefront of scientific research on creativity, including issues of definition; the importance of studying creativity scientifically; the relationship between creative thinking and ordinary cognitive processes, such as attention and memory; the manner in which the brain is involved in the creative process and different techniques that can promote creativity in individuals as well as groups.