The Neural Correlates of Humor Creativity

Article English OPEN
Amir, Ori; Biederman, Irving;

Unlike passive humor appreciation, the neural correlates of real-time humor creation have been unexplored. As a case study for creativity, humor generation uniquely affords a reliable assessment of a creative product’s quality with a clear and relatively rapid beginning... View more
  • References (39)
    39 references, page 1 of 4

    Amir O. (2016). The frog test: a tool for measuring humor theories’ validity and humor preferences. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 10:40. 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00040

    Amir O. Biederman I. Hayworth K. J. (2011). The neural basis for shape preferences. Vision Res. 51 2198–2206. 10.1016/j.visres.2011.08.015

    Amir O. Biederman I. Wang Z. Xu X. (2015). Ha Ha! Versus Aha! A direct comparison of humor to nonhumorous insight for determining the neural correlates of mirth. Cereb. Cortex 25 1405–1413. 10.1093/cercor/bht343

    Aziz-Zadeh L. Kaplan J. T. Iacoboni M. (2009). “Aha!”: the neural correlates of verbal insight solutions. Hum. Brain Mapp. 30 908–916. 10.1002/hbm.20554

    Bengtsson S. L. Csíkszentmihályi M. Ullén F. (2007). Cortical regions involved in the generation of musical structures during improvisation in pianists. J. Cogn. Neurosci. 19 830–842. 10.1162/jocn.2007.19.5.830

    Biederman I. Vessel E. (2006). Perceptual pleasure and the brain a novel theory explains why the brain craves information and seeks it through the senses. Am. Sci. 94 247–253. 10.1511/2006.59.995

    Brainard D. H. (1997). The psychophysics toolbox. Spat. Vis. 10 433–436. 10.1163/156856897X00357

    Calvo-Merino B. Glaser D. E. Greézes J. Passingham R. E. Haggard P. (2005). Action observation and acquired motor skills: an FMRI study with expert dancers. Cereb. Cortex 15 1243–1249. 10.1093/cercor/bhi007

    Chan Y. C. Chou T. L. Chen H. C. Yeh Y. C. Lavallee J. P. Liang K. C. (2013). Towards a neural circuit model of verbal humor processing: an fMRI study of the neural substrates of incongruity detection and resolution. Neuroimage 66 169–176. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.10.019

    Dietrich A. Kanso R. (2010). A review of EEG, ERP, and neuroimaging studies of creativity and insight. Psychol. Bull. 136 822–848. 10.1037/a0019749

  • Related Research Results (2)
  • Related Organizations (3)
  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark