Roger E. Beaty

There are 14 included publications by Roger E. Beaty :

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Brain networks underlying figurative language production 2015 1305 Metaphor is a common form of figurative language, yet little is known about how the brain produces novel figurative expressions. Related research suggests that dynamic interactions between large-scale brain systems support a range of complex cognitiv...
Creative motivation: Creative achievement predicts cardiac autonomic markers of effort during divergent thinking 2014 1414 Executive approaches to creativity emphasize that generating creative ideas can be hard and requires mental effort. Few studies, however, have examined effort-related physiological activity during creativity tasks. Using motivational intensity theory...
Default and Executive Network Coupling Supports Creative Idea Production 2015 758 2014-2015 Open Access Publishing Fund Grant Winner---The role of attention in creative cognition remains controversial. Neuroimaging studies have reported activation of brain regions linked to both cognitive control and spontaneous imaginative proces...
Effort deficits and depression: The influence of anhedonic depressive symptoms on cardiac autonomic activity during a mental challenge 2014 594 Motivational approaches to depression emphasize the role of dysfunctional motivational dynamics, particularly diminished reward and incentive processes associated with anhedonia. A study examined how anhedonic depressive symptoms, measured continuous...
Everyday Creativity in Daily Life: An Experience-sampling Study of “little c” Creativity 2014 6542 Richards proposed that everyday creativity—creative actions that are common among ordinary people in daily life, such as drawing, making recipes, writing, and any activity done with the purpose of being creative—both fosters and reflects psychologica...
A First Look at the Role of Domain-General Cognitive and Creative Abilities in Jazz Improvisation 2013 1954 The present study explored the associations among several cognitive and creative abilities and expert ratings of jazz improvisational quality. Ten male undergraduate jazz students (8 performance majors, 2 education majors; 5 winds, 3 strings, 1 piano...
Gritty People Try Harder: Grit and Effort-related Cardiac Autonomic Activity during an Active Coping Challenge 2013 1684 Grit, a recently proposed personality trait associated with persistence for long-range goals, predicts achievement in a wide range of important life outcomes. Using motivational intensity theory, the present research examined the physiological underp...
Listening Between the Notes: Aesthetic Chills in Everyday Music Listening 2013 22 Who gets chills—a pleasurable feeling of goose bumps—in response to music, and why? The current study used experience sampling to examine within-person variability in aesthetic chills. For one week, 106 undergraduate participants responded to 10 dail...
Making creative metaphors: The importance of fluid intelligence for creative thought. 2012 2093 The relationship between intelligence and creativity remains controversial. The present research explored this issue by studying the role of fluid intelligence (Gf) in the generation of creative metaphors. Participants (n = 132 young adults) complete...
Metaphorically speaking: Cognitive abilities and the production of figurative speech. 2013 985 Figurative language is one of the most common expressions of creative behavior in everyday life. However, the cognitive mechanisms behind figures of speech such as metaphors remain largely unexplained. Recent evidence suggests that fluid and executiv...
Metaphorically speaking: the role of cognitive abilities in the production of figurative language 2012 2776 Figurative language is one of the most common expressions of creative behavior in everyday life. However, the cognitive mechanisms behind figures of speech such as metaphor remain largely unexplained. Recent evidence suggests fluid and executive abil...
Music to the Inner Ears: Exploring Individual Differences in Musical Imagery 2013 22 In two studies, we explored the frequency and phenomenology of musical imagery. Study 1 used retrospective reports of musical imagery to assess the contribution of individual differences to imagery characteristics. Study 2 used an experience sampling...
The Neuroscience of Musical Improvisation 2015 3060 Researchers have recently begun to examine the neural basis of musical improvisation, one of the most complex forms of creative behavior. The emerging field of improvisation neuroscience has implications not only for the study of artistic expertise, ...
Why do ideas get more creative across time? An executive interpretation of the serial order effect in divergent thinking tasks. 2012 3012 The serial order effect—the tendency for later responses to a divergent thinking task to be better than earlier ones—is one of the oldest and most robust findings in modern creativity work. But why do ideas get better? Using new methods that afford a...