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Lack of coherence and divergent thinking: Two sides of the same coin in artistic talent?

Ryder, Nicola; Pring, Linda and Hermelin, Beate. 2002. Lack of coherence and divergent thinking: Two sides of the same coin in artistic talent? Current Psychology, 21(2), pp. 168-175. ISSN 0737-8262 [Article]

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The aim of this study was to identify some of the underlying cognitive components of artistic talent. The participants in this study were an artistically gifted group of young adults, and a group of controls with no such talent but matched on intelligence. Two components were investigated, one was a preference for local over global processing and others were measures of divergent thinking. The results supported the hypothesis that talented artists might, in contrast to others, show a distinctive cognitive style which may be linked to divergent thinking.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-002-1011-1

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Please visit the author's web page at http://www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/staff/pring/ for full text.

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2002UNSPECIFIED

Item ID:

2533

Date Deposited:

11 Feb 2010 16:00

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2012 12:52

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/2533
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