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Research Article

Creativity in the Wild: Improving Creative Reasoning through Immersion in Natural Settings

  • Ruth Ann Atchley,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

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  • David L. Strayer mail,

    david.strayer@utah.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

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  • Paul Atchley

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Published: December 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051474

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Pattern-recognition

Posted by KnutIToensberg on 21 Jan 2013 at 16:50 GMT

A very interesting study - it goes right into my study on the term pattern-recognition as a basis for creativity. Pattern-recognition as a term, is by the way developed by mr Nils Faarlund, head of the Norwegian School of Mountaineering (Norges Hoegfjellskole).

Your study seems anyhow to contradict what others have called "a spillover effect" you get in dense networks.

"In the dense networks of the first cities, good ideas have a natural propensity to get into circulation" quote Steven Johnson, "Where Good Ideas Come From", Penguin, 2010, page 54.

Any comments would be welcome?

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