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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2015, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (3): 375-384.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00375

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Dynamic Neural Processing Mode of Creative Problem Solving

ZHAO Qingbai; LI Songqing; CHEN Shi; ZHOU Zhijin; CHENG Liang   

  1. (Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior (CCNU), Ministry of Education, Wuhan 430079, China) (Key Laboratory of Human Development and Mental Health of Hubei Province, School of Psychology, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China)
  • Received:2014-08-22 Online:2015-03-15 Published:2015-03-15
  • Contact: ZHAO Qingbai, E-mail:


Although most previous studies based on the idea of functional specificity have identified the specific brain regions that are involved in creative-related sub-processes, the dynamic neural activities of these regions and the interaction among them are still unclear. Therefore, based on the idea of dynamic functional integration, this project will adopt the time-series analysis and the effective connectivity analysis to detect the dynamic neural processing mode of information selection and novel association formation in creative solutions of semantic problems. The current study not only enriches and develops the research methods that reveal the neural basis of creative problem solving, but also make people better understand the brain mechanism of creative problem solving from the system level and the dynamic information processing perspective, which further promote the development of the neural theory.

Key words: creativity, neural mechanism, fMRI, information selection, novel association