- xx, 369 pages : black and white and colour illustrations, black and white photographs ; 24 cm.
- Contents: What is Creativity? -- How can creativity be assessed? -- Cognitive Explanations of creativity -- Brain-based global explanations of creativity -- Brain-based local explanations of creativity -- Neuroscientific methods in the study of creativity -- Unique problems in the neuroscientific study of creativity -- Musical creativity -- Literary creativity -- Visual artistic creativity -- Kinesthetic creativity -- Scientific creativity -- Afterword: from cave art to latte art.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "In this book, Anna Abraham reveals how the tools of neuroscience can be employed to uncover the answers to these and other vital questions. She explores the intricate workings of our creative minds to explain what happens in our brains when we operate in a creative mode versus an uncreative mode. The vast and complex field that is the neuroscience of creativity is disentangled and described in an accessible manner, balancing what is known so far with critical issues that are as yet unresolved. Clear guidelines are also provided for researchers who pursue the big questions in their bid to discover the creative mind"--