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Semir Zeki

SEMIR ZEKI, Professor of Neuroaesthetics at University College, London is an eminent neuroscientist and Fellow of the Royal Society. His latest book is Splendors and Miseries of the Brain.

The Roots of Creativity

Though a topic of enormous importance, science has little to say about creativity. The evidence that we have about the topic is derived more from the world of art and from world literature than from direct scientific experimentation. Many might be tempted to dismiss such evidence as fanciful because of its source; let them reflect that such works are the products of the human brain and, where there is pancultural unanimity on some aspect or other of human behaviour, the evidence should be taken seriously.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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