The Associative Nature of Creativity

Research output: Book/ReportPhD thesis


The overarching objective of this doctoral dissertation is to advance our understanding of the role of associations in creative thought and creativity training. While research in associative abilities and creativity has a long history and lies at the heart of many prevailing theories of creativity, the exact details of how associations are formed and their involvement in creativity remains largely unexplored. The dissertation contains three original manuscripts:
I: Morten Friis-Olivarius & Bo T. Christensen: CHange slows only the creative mind. II: Morten Friis-Olivarius, Oliver J. Hulme, Martin Skov, Thomas Z. Ramsøy, Hartwig Siebner: Viewing objects activates the creative mind. III: Balder Onarheim & Morten Friis-Olivarius (2013): Applying the neuroscience of creativity to creativity training. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Volume 7, Article 656
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherCopenhagen Business School [Phd]
Number of pages118
ISBN (Print)9788776118624
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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