Penn. Organizational DynamicsProf. Steven F. Freeman
Creativity and Innovation in
Organization and Work

Mindfulness and Creativity

Mindfulness and Creativity Research

  • Bowden, Edward M. and Mark Jung Beeman 2003 Aha! Insight experience correlates with solution activation in the right hemisphere  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10 (3), 730-737
  • Fiore, Stephen M., and Jonathan W. Schooler. "Right hemisphere contributions to creative problem solving: Converging evidence for divergent thinking." Right hemisphere language comprehension: Perspectives from cognitive neuroscience (1998): 349-371.
  • Flaherty, Alice W. "Frontotemporal and dopaminergic control of idea generation and creative drive" J Comp Neurol. 2005 December 5; 493(1): 147–153. doi: 10.1002/cne.20768
  • Horan, Roy 2009 "The Neuropsychological Connection Between Creativity and Meditation" Creativity Research Journal , 21(2–3), 199–222
  • Science News "Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks" Jan. 21, 2011

Mindfulness Books

  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go, there you are: Mindfulness meditation in everyday life: Hyperion Books.
  • Siegel, D. (2007). The mindful brain: Reflection and attunement in the cultivation of well-being: WW Norton & Company.
  • Siegel, D. (2010). Mindsight: The new science of personal transformation: Bantam.

Mindfulness Video


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