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ur mission


The creative ability of the human brain represents perhaps the highest cognitive reach of 3.8 billion years of evolution. Human creativity has widely recognized value for learning and practice in the arts and sciences, and as a driver of the modern innovation economy. Because creativity has such broad and diverse impacts, the neuroscience of creativity is being pursued by a diverse set of researchers. Creativity neuroscience is a new and burgeoning area of research. At this very early stage, disconnected efforts are being undertaken separately and haphazardly by researchers siloed within sub-disciplines of psychology, education, industry, and clinical neuroscience. In order for the neuroscience of creativity to fulfill its considerable potential, there is a critical need for greater communication and cohesion among stakeholders. A foundational objective of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity is to provide a unified and inclusive convening space for all interested parties to share their work, learn the state of the art, and most importantly forge cross-disciplinary collaborations. By combining the abundant energy sources that surround creativity neuroscience, we aspire to catalyze basic understanding of how creativity happens in the brain and the application of this knowledge toward real-world gains.

The Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity aims to establish, for the first time, an inclusive community of scholars and educators seeking to understand and actively leverage the neural mechanisms that support creative thinking, teaching, and learning. 


SFNC Executive Committe
David Beversdorf, University of Missouri
Kalina Christoff, University of British Columbia
Evangelia G. Chrysikou, University of Kansas
Adam Green, Georgetown University
Rex Jung, University of New Mexico
David Kraemer, Dartmouth College
Manish Saggar, Stanford University
Indre Viskontas, UCSF & SF Conservatory of Music

SFNC Advisory Board
Theresa Amabile, Harvard University
Mark Beeman, Northwestern University
Robert Bilder, UCLA
Keith Holyoak, UCLA
John Kounios, Drexel University
Daniel Schacter, Harvard University

For more information about the society please email info@tsfnc.org