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CReativity Enhancement through Advanced brain Mapping and stimulation

Von 2013-12-01 bis 2016-11-30, Abgeschlossenes Projekt | CREAM Website

Projektdetails

Gesamtkosten:

EUR 3 543 324

EU-Beitrag:

EUR 2 700 000

Koordiniert in:

Italy

Aufruf zur Vorschlagseinreichung:

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

Finanzierungsprogramm:

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).

Ziel

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.

Verwandte Informationen

Koordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy

EU-Beitrag: EUR 580 548


VIA ZAMBONI 33
40126 BOLOGNA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Anna Ronchi
Tel.: +39 051 2093820
Fax: +39 051 2093822
E-Mail-Adresse

Teilnehmer

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria

EU-Beitrag: EUR 290 972


SPITALGASSE 23
1090 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Wolfgang Drexler
Tel.: +43 1 40400 1986
Fax: +43 1 40400 3988
E-Mail-Adresse
GUGER TECHNOLOGIES OG
Austria

EU-Beitrag: EUR 455 738


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

EU-Beitrag: EUR 239 840


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

EU-Beitrag: EUR 383 872


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

EU-Beitrag: EUR 524 534


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

EU-Beitrag: EUR 224 496


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

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