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What relates newspaper, definite, and clothing? An article describing deficits in convergent problem solving and creativity following hippocampal damage

Overview of attention for article published in Hippocampus, March 2016
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Title
What relates newspaper, definite, and clothing? An article describing deficits in convergent problem solving and creativity following hippocampal damage
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Hippocampus, March 2016
DOI 10.1002/hipo.22591
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Authors

Warren, David E, Kurczek, Jake, Duff, Melissa C, Warren, David E., Duff, Melissa C., David E. Warren, Jake Kurczek, Melissa C. Duff

Abstract

Creativity relies on a diverse set of cognitive processes associated with distinct neural correlates, and one important aspect of creativity, divergent thinking, has been associated with the hippocampus. However, hippocampal contributions to another important aspect of creativity, convergent problem solving, have not been investigated. We tested the necessity of hippocampus for convergent problem solving using a neuropsychological method. Participants with amnesia due to hippocampal damage (N=5) and healthy normal comparison participants (N=5) were tested using a task that promoted solutions based on existing knowledge (Bowden and Jung-Beeman, 2003). During each trial, participants were given a list of three words (e.g., fly, man, place) and asked to respond with a word that could be combined with each of the three words (e.g., fire). The amnesic group produced significantly fewer correct responses than the healthy comparison group. These findings indicate that the hippocampus is necessary for normal convergent problem solving and that changes in the status of the hippocampus should affect convergent problem solving in the context of creative problem-solving across short intervals. This proposed contribution of the hippocampus to convergent problem solving is consistent with an expanded perspective on hippocampal function that acknowledges its role in cognitive processes beyond declarative memory. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 8%
United States 1 8%
Unknown 11 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 46%
Student > Master 2 15%
Researcher 2 15%
Professor 1 8%
Student > Bachelor 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 6 46%
Neuroscience 2 15%
Unspecified 1 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 8%
Computer Science 1 8%
Other 2 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 April 2017.
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#896,763
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Outputs from Hippocampus
#121
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Outputs of similar age
#42,044
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Outputs of similar age from Hippocampus
#6
of 25 outputs
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