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High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Over the Left Frontopolar Cortex Promotes Analogical Reasoning

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International Mind, Brain, and Education Society

Michael Lundie, Harshith Dasara, Christopher Beeghly, Ali Kazmi and Daniel Krawczyk

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Overview

This study explores the neural correlates of creativity and analogical reasoning through stimulation of the anterior prefrontal cortex, a major contributor to creative insight.The Krawczyk Reasoning Lab investigated the role of the left anterior prefrontal cortex in facilitating creative problem-solving using analogical solutions. Via transcranial direct current stimulation, a brain stimulation technique applied locally over the frontal lobes, researchers influenced brain activity in this area prior to engaging participants in measured problem-solving tasks.Results from this study support the left anterior prefrontal cortex as playing an important role in facilitating creative reasoning using analogies.

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Daniel Krawczyk, PhD

Deputy Director of Research Debbie and Jim Francis Chair and Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


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