Cognition, Behavior, and Memory
Author: Gabriel Patricio Asís | Email: email@example.com
Gabriel Patricio Asís 1°, Melanie Gillespie Rosen 2°, Rodrigo Ramele 3°, Luis Ignacio Brusco 4°5°, Marina Trakas 1°5°, Cecilia Forcato 1°
1° Laboratorio de Sueño y Memoria, Departamento de Ciencias de la Vida, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)
2° Trent University, Canada
3° Laboratorio de Neurotrónica, Departamento de Informática, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)
4° Centro de Neuropsiquiatría y Neurología de la Conducta – CENECON, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)
5° Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
This study delves into the philosophy and neuroscience of dream incubation and artistic creativity. The relationship between dreams and creativity is notable. Around 8% of our dreams stimulate creativity. Dreams are linked to the expression of new relationships between concepts, barely hinted at during wakefulness: thus, an idea may finally emerge into consciousness as a retained dream. In this sense, dreams are thoughts in a different biochemical state. Our goal is to propose a philosophical framework for operationalizing instances of creativity through electroencephalographic (EEG) patterns during hypnagogia.
We delve into the potential impact of dream incubation during hypnagogia on enhancing artistic creativity a dimension previously explored with Dormio, a project from MIT Media Lab oriented toward reducing inhibitory processes that restrict divergent thinking. This exploratory investigation aims to uncover the EEG correlates associated with post-incubation hypnagogia involving artists as experimental subjects, which may elucidate the surge in creativity upon awakening.
Consequently, our study aims to analyze EEG patterns during hypnagogia, shedding light on their potential role for artistic creativity. With meticulous focus on experimental design and a laboratory-based philosophy, this work seeks a comprehensive understanding of the neural substrates underpinning the relationship between dream incubation and artistic creations.