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FP7 CREAM PROJECT

CREAM

Project ID: 612022
Finanziato nell'ambito di

CReativity Enhancement through Advanced brain Mapping and stimulation

Dal 2013-12-01 al 2016-11-30, progetto concluso | CREAM Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 3 543 324

Contributo UE:

EUR 2 700 000

Coordinato in:

Italy

Invito a presentare proposte:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

CREAM, CReativity Enhancement through Advanced brain Mapping and stimulation
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Main idea behind this project: current ICT technology provides new capabilities to measure the functional activity of the brain and to compute in real-time stimuli that can be applied to the brain itself in order to train and modify its activity. This new frontier of research is made possible by a dramatic increase in cheap computing power, novel design methodologies for high-performance software, integrated circuits and systems for sensors and actuators, and algorithms and software environments for collaborative interaction of people cooperating on solving a specific problem. This project will explore the consequences of exploiting these novel technologies in a deliberate attempt to improve a higher-order task such as creativity.

Creativity is hard to define, even harder to measure. It is multifaceted, has multilevel components, and is further a multidimensional construct. Therefore any attempt for a unitary definition of creativity would be futile, if not impossible. Nevertheless, our predominant approach is process-centric i.e. we consider that creativity is fundamentally a property of a process (as in a "creative act"). The exhibition of that property may then, in common parlance, be transferred to the organism or machine that is executing the process (as in a "creative person") or its product (as in a "creative novel"). A major advantage of taking the process view is that it begins to demystify creativity itself, simply because value is traditionally attributed to a created product or artefact only after its achievement and societal acceptance, and further, value varies with many uncontrollable factors including tradition, time and culture ; therefore, success, and the associated social pedestals on which "famous creators" are often placed, become less relevant; it is the attempt, not product, that counts (though we do not entirely discard the product-centric approach of creativity).

Obiettivo

Current ICT technology provides new capabilities to measure the functional activity of the brain and to compute in real-time stimuli that can be applied to the brain itself in order to train and modify its activity. This new frontier of research is made possible by a dramatic increase in cheap computing power, novel design methodologies for high-performance software, integrated circuits and systems for sensors and actuators, and algorithms and software environments for collaborative interaction of people cooperating on solving a specific problem. This project will explore the consequences of exploiting these novel technologies in a deliberate attempt to improve a higher-order task such as creativity.

Coordinatore

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 580 548


VIA ZAMBONI 33
40126 BOLOGNA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Anna Ronchi
Tel.: +39 051 2093820
Fax: +39 051 2093822
E-mail

Partecipanti

Medizinische Universitaet Wien
Austria

Contributo UE: EUR 290 972


Spitalgasse
A-1090 Vienna
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Wolfgang Drexler
Tel.: +43 1 40400 1986
Fax: +43 1 40400 3988
E-mail
GUGER TECHNOLOGIES OG
Austria

Contributo UE: EUR 455 738


HERBERSTEINSTRASSE 60
8020 GRAZ
Austria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Christoph Guger
Tel.: +43 7251 22240 12
Fax: +43 7251 22240 39
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA
Spain

Contributo UE: EUR 239 840


MOLINOS DE AGUA S/N
38071 LA LAGUNA TENERIFE
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: María de la Luz Estévez Ravelo
Tel.: +34922319545
Fax: +34922319510
E-mail
FONDAZIONE GUGLIELMO MARCONI
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 383 872


VIA DEI CELESTINI 1
40037 SASSO MARCONI
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: Giovanni Emanuele Corazza
Tel.: +39 051 846121
Fax: +39 051 846222
E-mail
GOLDSMITHS' COLLEGE
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 524 534


LEWISHAM WAY
SE14 6NW LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Justin Davin-Smith
Tel.: +442079197835
Fax: +442079197773
E-mail
ENGINE PARTNERS UK LLP
United Kingdom

Contributo UE: EUR 224 496


GREAT PORTLAND STREET 60
W1W 7RT LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo: Pete Edwards
Tel.: +44 7057 370539
E-mail