Cognitive Neuroscience of CreativitySemester Course

Neuroscience or Psychology
Week-Long Study Tour
United Kingdom
Core Course Week Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Neuroscience, Psychology
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

How do we understand creativity and the brain? This course asks you to explore and debate human creativity through neurobiological, cognitive, and psychological perspectives. Main topics include discussions of the definition of creativity, psychological and cognitive profiles of creative individuals, functional neuroanatomy, the neurochemistry of the creative processes, the neural correlates of creative thought, cognitive processes and lastly, cognitive strategies for optimizing creative output.


Angela Mastropasqua

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Cognitive Neuroscience, Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience, LMU Munich , 2020). M.Sc. (Psychology, University of Turin, 2013). B.A. (Psychological Sciences and Techniques, University of Bari, 2010). Research interest in higher brain functions studied with a multi-techniques approach, in particular combining non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) and neuroimaging. With DIS since 2022.

Sebastian Scott Engen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.It (Cognitive Science, Aarhus University, 2022). Chief Editor, Aarhus University Newspaper, 2022-2023. Artist, Experimentarium, 2022-2023. Researcher, Aarhus University, 2018-2023. With DIS since 2023.