Brain Activation and Cognitive Load during EEG Measured Creativity Tasks Accompanied by Relaxation Music

Dalia Papuc, Oana Bălan, Maria-Iuliana Dascălu, Alin Moldoveanu, Anca Morar

Abstract

Creativity tasks require specific imagery, memory and semantic processes, as it has been revealed by various neuroscientific studies. There is significant evidence that an increase of spectral power in the EEG alpha band is inter-related with creative ideation as a form of top-down activity. However, any creational task demands a certain level of cognitive load or workload for memory retrieval, mental schemes design, semantic processing, image formation and concept construct. This paper aims to measure cognitive load during a series of divergent thinking creative tasks accompanied by relaxation music, to examine event-related brain activation and raw power measures in the baseline relaxation, alternate uses creative and verbalization stages of the proposed experimental procedure, as well as to study task-related synchronization/desynchronization between these phases. Also, its purpose is to verify whether slow relaxing music influences creativity, with effects in the brainwaves amplitude variations, especially in the alpha (8-12 Hz) frequency band. We concluded that relaxing music induces creativity and causes an increase in the alpha brain waves for innovative ideas generation and verbalization with a diminished level of cognitive load.

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Papuc D., Bălan O., Dascălu M., Moldoveanu A. and Morar A. (2017). Brain Activation and Cognitive Load during EEG Measured Creativity Tasks Accompanied by Relaxation Music.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Volume 1: CHIRA, ISBN 978-989-758-267-7, pages 156-162. DOI: 10.5220/0006511201560162


in Bibtex Style

@conference{chira17,
author={Dalia Papuc and Oana Bălan and Maria-Iuliana Dascălu and Alin Moldoveanu and Anca Morar},
title={Brain Activation and Cognitive Load during EEG Measured Creativity Tasks Accompanied by Relaxation Music},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Volume 1: CHIRA,},
year={2017},
pages={156-162},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006511201560162},
isbn={978-989-758-267-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications - Volume 1: CHIRA,
TI - Brain Activation and Cognitive Load during EEG Measured Creativity Tasks Accompanied by Relaxation Music
SN - 978-989-758-267-7
AU - Papuc D.
AU - Bălan O.
AU - Dascălu M.
AU - Moldoveanu A.
AU - Morar A.
PY - 2017
SP - 156
EP - 162
DO - 10.5220/0006511201560162