Margaret A Boden's scientific contributions

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How is it possible to think new thoughts? What is creativity and can science explain it? When The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms was first published, Margaret A. Boden's bold and provocative exploration of creativity broke new ground. Boden uses examples such as jazz improvisation, chess, story writing, physics, and the music of Mozart, toget...

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... Definitions of creativity often emphasize the originality or novelty of an idea, thought, remark, or artifact; however, an eccentric idea that is different from what precedes it may not be meaningful unless it also has utility or value. As a result, the widely accepted definition of creativity often entails a combination of originality and usefulness/appropriateness (Boden, 2004;Goldstein, 2014;Runco, 1988;Runco and Charles, 1993). Piaget stated that one's capacity for creative imagination is part of intelligence and gained gradually over the course of cognitive development (Piaget, 1981); moreover, the nature of the creative process is dynamic and can change as a child advances through developmental stages. ...