MIC Conference 2021: 2 days left for submissions!

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Only 2 days left to submit your abstract at the MIC CONFERENCE 2021 !

https://www.mic-conference.org/important-dates/

 

Three forms of contributions are foreseen: Symposium, Individual Paper, or Poster.

Please take this opportunity to submit your abstract and to contribute actively to the conference programme !

EARLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN !

A number of exciting news are waiting for you!

Launch of a new discipline: Possibility Studies as a new interdisciplinary field of research by the Possibility Studies Network (PSN) !

Leadership Speakers: several Members of the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI) and the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC), including Roger Beaty, Mathias Benedek, Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, Vlad Glăveanu, Adam Green, James C. Kaufman, Maciej Karwowski, Yoed Kenett, Todd Lubart, Roni Reiter-Palmon, and Darya Zabelina.

Special Issue: The Creativity Research Journal (CRJ) will launch a Special Issue on the theme of the MIC Conference 2021 “Creativity: Observation, Assessment, Estimation” ! A selection of the best presentations at the MIC Conference will be invited to submit to the Special Issue.

 

We look forward to your submission and participation! 

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MIC Conference 2021 news: partnership with the Possibility Studies Network (PSN)

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NEWS!

We are excited to announce the partnership between MIC and the Possibility Studies Network (PSN) for the upcoming MIC conference 2021 which will host the official launch of the discipline of Possibility Studies as a new interdisciplinary field of research!

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We remind you that you have until June 15 to submit your abstract!

https://www.mic-conference.org/important-dates/

Three forms of contributions are foreseen: Symposium, Individual Paper, or Poster.

Please take this opportunity to submit your abstract and to contribute actively to the conference programme!

EARLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN !

Featured Speakers

You’ll be able to meet and discuss with several Members of the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI) Board and the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC), which include Roger Beaty, Mathias Benedek, Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, Vlad Glăveanu, Adam Green, James C. Kaufman, Maciej Karwowski, Yoed Kenett, Todd Lubart, Roni Reiter-Palmon, and Darya Zabelina.

Special Issue

The Creativity Research Journal (CRJ) will launch a Special Issue on the theme of the MIC Conference 2021 “Creativity: Observation, Assessment, Estimation”! A selection of the best presentations at the MIC Conference will be invited to submit to this Special Issue. 

We look forward to your submission and participation!

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MIC Conference 2021, September 8-10

Website: www.mic-conference.org

E-mail: info@mic-conference.org

 

Marconi Institute for Creativity, Villa Griffone, Via dei Celestini 1,

40037 Sasso Marconi (BO) Italy

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MIC Conference 2021: Extended submission deadline

NEWS!

We would like to inform you that we extended to *June 15* the submission deadline for your potential contribution for the

MIC Conference 2021!

https://www.mic-conference.org/important-dates/

We remind you that three forms of contributions are foreseen: Symposium, Individual Paper, or Poster.

Please take this opportunity to submit your abstract and to contribute actively to the conference programme!

Featured Speakers

You’ll be able to meet and discuss with several Members of the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI) Board and the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC), which include Roger Beaty, Mathias Benedek, Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, Vlad Glăveanu, Adam Green, James C. Kaufman, Maciej Karwowski, Yoed Kenett, Todd Lubart, Roni Reiter-Palmon, and Darya Zabelina.

Special Issue

The Creativity Research Journal (CRJ) will launch a Special Issue on the theme of the MIC Conference 2021 “Creativity: Observation, Assessment, Estimation”! A selection of the best presentations at the MIC Conference will be invited to submit to this Special Issue.   

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The neurophysiological correlates of flexibility during ideation. A new paper!

Clustering and switching in divergent thinking: Neurophysiological correlates underlying flexibility during idea generation

Serena Mastria, Sergio Agnoli, Marco Zanon, Selcuk Acar, Mark A. Runco, & Giovanni Emanuele Corazza

EEG alpha synchronization, especially in posterior parietal cortical regions of the right hemisphere, is indicative of high internal processing demands that are typically involved in divergent thinking (DT). During the course of DT, as ideation proceeds, ideas tend to become more creative, being more likely to be drawn from new conceptual categories through the use of the cognitive mechanism of flexibility. The present study investigated whether EEG alpha synchronization can be modulated by flexibility in DT by comparing cortical activation patterns during the switch of category (switching) and the stay in the same category (clustering). Twenty participants were required to generate alternative uses of everyday objects during EEG recording. Differential results were specifically found in the lower alpha band (8–10 Hz): whereas clustering showed synchronization typically lateralized in the right posterior parietal areas, switching induced posterior parietal synchronization over both right and left hemispheres. These findings indicate that the two distinct cognitive mechanisms subsuming flexibility (switching and clustering) are associated with a different hemispheric modulation of lower alpha activity, as switching, in comparison to clustering, is related to higher power in the lower alpha band over the left hemisphere. Switching in comparison to clustering may thus require a larger investment of cognitive resources due to the exploratory process of moving from one semantic conceptual category to another in the course of creative ideation.

Neuropsychologia, Volume 158, 107890

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S002839322100141X?via%3Dihub

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MIC Conference 2021 Early registration: exciting news!

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You still have 12 days (submission deadline June 1) to submit your abstract for the 5th MIC Conference 2021!

Please take this opportunity to submit your abstract and to contribute actively to the conference programme!

EARLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN !

Take advantage of our Early Bird with special fees for students and register today!

Featured Speakers

At this Conference you’ll be able to meet and discuss with several Members of the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI) Board and the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC), which include Roger Beaty, Mathias Benedek, Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, Vlad Glăveanu, Adam Green, James C. Kaufman, Maciej Karwowski, Yoed Kenett, Todd Lubart, Roni Reiter-Palmon, and Darya Zabelina. 

 

News!

We are pleased to announce that the Creativity Research Journal (CRJ) will launch a Special Issue on the theme of the MIC Conference 2021 “Creativity: Observation, Assessment, Estimation”!

The ambition with the Special Issue is to bring together both theoretical and empirical new papers from creativity researchers in order to catalyze basic understanding of the complexity of the creativity assessment and observation. A selection of the best presentations at the MIC Conference will be invited to submit to this Special Issue.                

We remind you that three forms of contributions are foreseen: Symposium, Individual Paper, or Poster. Contributors are welcome concerning all facets of human creativity and innovation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following thematic areas:

– Creativity and Innovation in Psychology and Education

– Creativity and Innovation in Neuroscience

– Creativity and Innovation in Design and Engineering

– Creativity and Contributions in Social Sciences

 

We look forward to your submission and participation!

 

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MIC Conference 2021: Call for Papers!

In the year that marks the 10th anniversary of foundation of the Marconi Institute for Creativity, we are very pleased to invite you to submit your contributions to the MIC Conference 2021, jointly organized by the Marconi Institute for Creativity (MIC) and the International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation (ISSCI).

The MIC Conference 2021 program is designed to bring together multidisciplinary researchers, scientists, educators from all over the world to present their views, results, open issues about all aspects related to the science of Creativity and Innovation.

A mixed modality is foreseen for attendance: the MIC Conference 2021 will take place physically in the historic Villa Griffone (Sasso Marconi, Italy), the site where the radio was invented in 1895 by Guglielmo Marconi; in addition, due to the international sanitary emergency, the Conference will also be held on a virtual platform.

The general theme of the 5th MIC Conference 2021 is Creativity: Observation, Assessment, Estimation: a topic that calls for innovative views and results concerning approaches and methods to recognize and detect the complexity of the creativity phenomenology.

Contributors are welcome concerning all facets of human creativity and innovation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following thematic areas:

-Creativity and Innovation in Psychology and Education

-Creativity and Innovation in Neuroscience

-Creativity and Innovation in Design and Engineering

-Creativity and Innovation in Economics and Social Sciences

The Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC) will organize a special event on Neurocognitive Observation and Assessment of  Creativity. This event will be available to all registered attendees at the MIC Conference 2021.

More information on the submission modalities at the conference website: https://www.mic-conference.org

 

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Il Presidente Bonaccini in visita al Museo Marconi

Oggi, lunedi 1 febbraio, proprio nel giorno della riapertura dei musei nelle zone gialle, il Museo Marconi ha accolto in visita il Presidente della Regione Emilia-Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini. Questa la bella testimonianza lasciata dal Presidente Bonaccini sul registro dei visitatori:

Questo sarà l’anno della rinascita, dopo il tragico 2020 che ci ha consegnato la pandemia. E sarà l’anno in cui progetteremo insieme il 150° anniversario del 2024. Occasione unica per celebrare degnamente chi, come Marconi, ha aperto la porta del futuro

Nella foto, da sinistra: il Sindaco di Sasso Marconi, Roberto Parmeggiani, il Presidente della Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi. Giovanni Emanuele Corazza, il Presidente della Regione Emilia-Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini, davanti alla riproduzione del primo trasmettitore realizzato da Guglielmo Marconi nel 1895.

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A new study is out on Nature & Science of Sleep! Creativity in Narcolepsy Type 1

Creativity in Narcolepsy Type 1: The Role of Dissociated REM Sleep Manifestations

Purpose: A higher creative potential has been reported in narcoleptic patients and linked to lucid dreaming. The aim of the present study was to explore the role of narcolepsy symptoms (presence and severity) in predicting creativity.
Patients and Methods: Sixty-six consecutive type 1 narcolepsy patients (mean age 38.62 ± 17.05, 31 females) took part in this study. Creative achievement in different life domains and creative beliefs were assessed by a self-reported questionnaire and a scale measuring the creative self, respectively; creative performance was measured through a divergent thinking test (generation of alternative original solutions to an open problem).
Results: We found a key effect of hypnagogic hallucinations in modulating creative behaviour. We therefore tested at first whether hypnagogic hallucinations could interact with specific mental states associated with creativity and in particular mind wandering, a factor associated with both creative performance and achievement. Secondly, we verified if hypnagogic hallucinations could influence the definition of creative identity in type 1 narcolepsy patients, which in turn could predict their creative achievement and creative performance. Results showed that spontaneous mind wandering influenced creative achievement through a moderation effect of sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations. Moreover, sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations indirectly influenced, through creative identity, both creative achievement and performance (fluency score).
Conclusion: Our results highlight the role of hypnagogic hallucinations in triggering the process of mind wandering which leads to greater creative success. In addition, this symptom affects creative identity in narcolepsy, leading in turn to higher creative success and creative potential of narcoleptic patients.

Download the paper at: https://www.dovepress.com/creativity-in-narcolepsy-type-1-the-role-of-dissociated-rem-sleep-mani-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-NSS#

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UPTIME: The Private 5G & LTE World Community Conference

From Marconi to Private 5G – Celebrating the 125th year since Marconi’s invention of wireless telecommunications, join Professor Giovanni Emanuele Corazza, President of the Marconi Foundation, at UPTIME – The Private 5G & LTE World Community Conference, on 27th January 2021 from 8 am Rome/ 7 am London and 2 am New York.

Prof Corazza will speak at 9.15 am Rome (3.15 am New York) and at Rome and 3.30 pm Rome (9.30 am New York).

Free webstream at https://bit.ly/2GKPVGe

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