Cognitive Neuroscience of CreativitySemester Course

Program
Neuroscience
Week-Long Study Tour
United Kingdom
Core Course Week Study Tour
Western Denmark
Major Discipline(s)
Neuroscience, Psychology
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

How do we understand creativity and the brain? Are we born creative? 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.

Faculty

Jes Buster Madsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master in Cognition and Communication (University of Copenhagen, 2015), Bachelor in Philosophy (University of Copenhagen, 2013). Specialization: Cognitive neuroscience. Author of the newly published Danish fiction novel Projekt Luftballon. With DIS since 2018.

Carla Caetano

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Program Director of Psychology and Cognitive Neurosciences Department. Ph.D. (Psychology) Fuller Graduate School of Psychology Pasadena, CA.(1992). Post Doctorate (Adult Neuropsychology), UCLA/Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA. (2000-2002). Licensed Psychologist (2002, California, USA), Specialist  & Supervisor in Clinical Neuropsychology (Denmark). With DIS 1999-2000 and since 2003.