Journal article accepted in Brain and Behavior

We are pleased to announce that our paper, “Functional neuroimaging of visual creativity: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” has been published in the open access journal Brain and Behavior.

The paper synthesises functional neuroimaging studies of visual creativity. Seven functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and 19 electroencephalography (EEG) studies were reviewed, comprising 27 experiments and around 800 participants. A meta-analysis conducted on the fMRI studies suggests that the thalamus, left fusiform gyrus, and right middle and inferior frontal gyri may be involved in visual creative ideation, a key component of design ideation. Additionally, the EEG studies suggest that there may be a tendency for decreased alpha power during visual creativity compared to baseline, although findings are inconsistent.

Read the full paper here.