What factors affect creativity and the generation of creative images? What factors affect the ability to reinterpret those images? Research described in this book indicates that expectations constrain both of these attributes of creativity. Characteristics of the imagined pattern, such as cohesiveness or its psychological goodness, also affect image generation and reinterpretation. Other evidence indicates that images can be combined mentally to yield new, manipulable composites. Cognitive models encompass the research and extend it to fields as diverse as architecture, music, and problem solving.
Imagery's role in creativity and discovery / Margaret Jean Intons-Peterson -- The ins and outs of working memory : overcoming the limits on learning from imagery / Daniel Reisberg and Robert Logie -- Images are both depictive and descriptive / Deborah Chambers -- Imagery, reconstructive memory, and discovery / Ira E. Hyman, Jr. -- Mental imagery : fixed or multiple meanings? : nature and function of imagery in creative thinking / Geir Kaufmann and Tore Helstrup -- The ambiguity of mental images : insights regarding the structure of shape memory and its function in creativity / Mary A. Peterson -- Discovering emergent properties of images / Beverly Roskos-Ewoldsen -- Multiple perspectives on discovery and creativity in mind and on paper / Rita E. Anderson and Tore Helstrup.
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 28th May 1993