Exploring Effects of Creativity Training on Default Mode Network and Attention

Ali M. A. , Ozogur-Akyuz S., DURU A. D. , Almelek A., Caliskan M.

11th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO), Bursa, Türkiye, 28 - 30 Kasım 2019, ss.954-958 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
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  • Doi Numarası: 10.23919/eleco47770.2019.8990509
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Bursa
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.954-958


The growing consensus is that creativity is associated with connectivity across multiple neural networks including, but not restricted to, networks involved in executive and cognitive control along with regions closely linked to the Default Mode Network (DMN) of the brain. In this study, the effects of a nine week creativity training given to managers with a minimum of five years of experience in their field was explored. Power Spectral Density computed from scalp electrical signals and P300 waves derived from ERP techniques paired with Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale (K-DOGS) were used. After the training, an increase in "Everyday" creativity was observed, implying that this aspect of creativity is possibly more dependent on the processing of the DMN than on attention and executive function.