Cognitive Neuroscience of CreativitySemester Course

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

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.

Faculty

Anna Sircova

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Moscow State University, 2008). M.A. (Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University, 2004). Founder of the International Research Network on Time Perspective, 2006 - present. Contributor to Time Diagnostics, London, U.K., 2013-present. Supervisor of B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students at Tallinn University in Estonia and at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. Works as an independent researcher in Copenhagen, Denmark. Research interests are within psychological time, cultures, design thinking, creativity, complex systems, and social simulations. With DIS since 2014.

Psychology, Anna Sircova