Differences in working memory involvement in analytical and creative tasks: an ERP study
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Differences in working memory involvement in analytical and creative tasks: an ERP study. NEUROREPORT, 11 (8). pp. 1613-1618. ISSN 0959-4965Full text not available from this repository.
If, as suggested. creative (insight) problem solving is less systematic and employs less planning than analytical problem solving, the former requires substantially less working memory (WM) than the latter. Subjects simultaneously solved problems and counted auditory stimuli (concurrent WM task), in response to which ERPs were recorded. Counting disrupted analytical, but not creative performance. Peak and time-window average P300 were more frontal during analytical problem solving as compared to insight or counting tones only (control). A PCA extracted two factors in the P3 range, one frontal and one broad left-lateralized, which distinguished analytical from creative problem solving. The findings indicate distinct processing pathways for the two types of tasks with more WM involvement in analytical tasks. NeuroReport 11:1613-1618 (C) 2000 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||NEUROREPORT|
|Publisher:||LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS|
|Date:||5 June 2000|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 1613-1618|
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