Open Questions: Creativity and Problem Solving

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See also: Cognition -- Categorization and concept formation -- Thinking, reasoning, and logic

Introduction

Memory, imagination, motivation

Stages of invention and problem solving

Decision making


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Introduction



Recommended references: Web sites

Site indexes

Galaxy: Creativity
Categorized site directory. Entries usually include descriptive annotations. More here.
Creativity Web Sites
Includes subcategories for the psychology of creativity, organizations.


Sites with general resources


Surveys, overviews, tutorials

Unleashing Creativity
March 2005 Scientific American Mind article, subtitled "Moments of brilliance arise from complex cognitive processes. Piece by piece, researchers are uncovering the secrets of creative thinking."


Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles

Creativity at the Metalevel
Bruce G. Buchanan
AI Magazine, Fall 2001, pp. 13-28
Human creativity has been studied extensively by psychologists and philosophers, and a number of similar models of the creative process have been proposed. All seem to involve an iterative process of generating plausible solutions and testing them. All these have certain commonalities, such as methods of solution generation and collections of verification criteria. Higher level creativity may arise at the "metalevel" by systematically varying such methods and criteria.
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