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Research Interests

Cognitive neuroscience of insight and creative cognition; neural bases of semantic processing and natural language comprehension; brain and cognitive asymmetries.

Education/Academic qualification

Experimental Psychology, PhD, University of Oregon

19851990

Experimental Psychology, MA, University of Oregon

19851990

Psychology, BA, Brandeis University

19811985

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Research Output 1988 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)

The effects of expected reward on creative problem solving

Cristofori, I., Salvi, C., Beeman, M. & Grafman, J. H., Oct 1 2018, In : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience. 18, 5, p. 925-931 7 p.

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Reward
Cues
Corpus Striatum
Dopamine
Cognition
19 Citations (Scopus)

Dopamine and the creative mind: Individual differences in creativity are predicted by interactions between dopamine genes DAT and COMT

Zabelina, D. L., Colzato, L., Beeman, M. & Hommel, B., Jan 1 2016, In : PloS one. 11, 1, e0146768.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Creativity
dopamine
Polymorphism
Individuality
Dopamine
23 Citations (Scopus)

Flexible or leaky attention in creative people? Distinct patterns of attention for different types of creative thinking

Zabelina, D., Saporta, A. & Beeman, M., Apr 1 2016, In : Memory and Cognition. 44, 3, p. 488-498 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Creativity
Cues
Divergent Thinking
Creative Thinking
Stimulus
36 Citations (Scopus)

Insight solutions are correct more often than analytic solutions

Salvi, C., Bricolo, E., Kounios, J., Bowden, E. & Beeman, M., Oct 1 2016, In : Thinking and Reasoning. 22, 4, p. 443-460 18 p.

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Linguistics
Consciousness
Experiment
Unconscious (Psychology)
Omission
6 Citations (Scopus)

The politics of insight

Salvi, C., Cristofori, I., Grafman, J. H. & Beeman, M., Jun 2 2016, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 69, 6, p. 1064-1072 9 p.

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