The cognitive and neural processes related to creative memory search
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Yoed Kenett from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, who will be joining us in person to give a talk starting at 4pm in RHB 256.
Theories on creative thinking emphasize the role of broadly searching through ones’ memory, leading to the creation of novel combinations of concepts that were previously unrelated to each other.
Embedded in this idea is the notion of a cognitive memory system that has structure, upon which the cognitive system searches through via some search processes.
However, whether creative search relates to the structure of ones’ memory system, the search processes operating over such a system, or their interaction, remains far from unknown.
I will briefly review theory on cognitive search and creativity search.
I will then describe three studies that demonstrate how computational tools from network science and natural language processing can be applied to advance our understanding of creative search.
First, I will present work that simulates random walk models on the semantic memory networks of low and high creative individuals.
Next, I will present work empirically examining memory search using natural language processing models.
Finally, I will present a recent study that integrates cognitive and neural paradigms to study the two key components of memory search—clustering and switching—in relation to creativity search.
Dates & times
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|17 May 2022||4:00pm - 5:30pm|
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