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date: 15 December 2019

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Human creativity contributes to the engagement, achievement, and subjective well-being of individuals. As positive psychology embraces the use of scientific inquiry to increase happiness and improve well-being, the movement would be incomplete without a thorough investigation of this core human strength. While historiometric and psychometric studies have defined multiple areas for creativity research, a neuroscientific understanding of how the human brain serves creativity is only beginning to be realized. This chapter reviews the literature on the neuroscience of creativity, with special foci on how different components of creative cognition and domains of perception relate to the structural and functional connectivity of the human brain, and how these patterns of brain connectivity can inform interventions that foster creativity and innovation.

Keywords: Creativity, neuroimaging, structural connectivity, functional connectivity, creative cognition, perception, intervention

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