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  1. How semantic memory structure and intelligence contribute to creative thought: a network science approach.Mathias Benedek, Yoed N. Kenett, Konstantin Umdasch, David Anaki, Miriam Faust & Aljoscha C. Neubauer - 2017 - Thinking and Reasoning 23 (2):158-183.
    The associative theory of creativity states that creativity is associated with differences in the structure of semantic memory, whereas the executive theory of creativity emphasises the role of top-down control for creative thought. For a powerful test of these accounts, individual semantic memory structure was modelled with a novel method based on semantic relatedness judgements and different criteria for network filtering were compared. The executive account was supported by a correlation between creative ability and broad retrieval ability. The associative account (...)
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    Investigating the structure of semantic networks in low and high creative persons.Yoed N. Kenett, David Anaki & Miriam Faust - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:89404.
    According to Mednick’s (1962) theory of individual differences in creativity, creative individuals appear to have a richer and more flexible associative network than less creative individuals. Thus, creative individuals are characterized by “flat” (broader associations) instead of “steep” (few, common associations) associational hierarchies. To study these differences, we implement a novel computational approach to the study of semantic networks, through the analysis of free associations. The core notion of our method is that concepts in the network are related to each (...)
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    Editors' Introduction to Networks of the Mind: How Can Network Science Elucidate Our Understanding of Cognition?Thomas T. Hills & Yoed N. Kenett - 2022 - Topics in Cognitive Science 14 (1):189-208.
    Topics in Cognitive Science, Volume 14, Issue 1, Page 189-208, January 2022.
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    Quantifying flexibility in thought: The resiliency of semantic networks differs across the lifespan.Abigail L. Cosgrove, Yoed N. Kenett, Roger E. Beaty & Michele T. Diaz - 2021 - Cognition 211 (C):104631.
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    The relation between semantic memory structure, associative abilities, and verbal and figural creativity.Li He, Yoed N. Kenett, Kaixiang Zhuang, Cheng Liu, Rongcan Zeng, Tingrui Yan, Tengbin Huo & Jiang Qiu - 2020 - Thinking and Reasoning 27 (2):268-293.
    Research has independently highlighted the roles of semantic memory and associative abilities in creative thinking. However, it remains unclear how these two capacities relate to each other, nor ho...
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    When pumpkin is closer to onion than to squash: The structure of the second language lexicon.Katy Borodkin, Yoed N. Kenett, Miriam Faust & Nira Mashal - 2016 - Cognition 156:60-70.
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    Rigidity, chaos and integration: hemispheric interaction and individual differences in metaphor comprehension.Miriam Faust & Yoed N. Kenett - 2014 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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    Metaphor Comprehension in Low and High Creative Individuals.Yoed N. Kenett, Rinat Gold & Miriam Faust - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Processing of unconventional stimuli requires the recruitment of the non-specialized hemisphere.Yoed N. Kenett, David Anaki & Miriam Faust - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
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    Question-asking as a mechanism of information seeking.Tuval Raz & Yoed N. Kenett - 2024 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 47:e112.
    Ivancovsky et al. explore the relationship between curiosity and creativity, by suggesting they align through novelty-seeking mechanisms. We argue that a general mechanism linking both capacities together is question-asking: Curiosity drives question-asking that leads to creative problem solving. Yet, current findings from our lab suggest that question complexity relates to creativity, but not necessarily to curiosity, warranting further investigation.
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    Representing melodic relationships using network science.Hannah M. Merseal, Roger E. Beaty, Yoed N. Kenett, James Lloyd-Cox, Örjan de Manzano & Martin Norgaard - 2023 - Cognition 233 (C):105362.
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    Semantic memory and creativity: the costs and benefits of semantic memory structure in generating original ideas.Roger E. Beaty, Yoed N. Kenett, Richard W. Hass & Daniel L. Schacter - 2023 - Thinking and Reasoning 29 (2):305-339.
    Despite its theoretical importance, little is known about how semantic memory structure facilitates and constrains creative idea generation. We examine whether the semantic richness of a concept has both benefits and costs to creative idea generation. Specifically, we tested whether cue set size—an index of semantic richness reflecting the average number of elements associated with a given concept—impacts the quantity (fluency) and quality (originality) of responses generated during the Alternate Uses Task (AUT). Across four studies, we show that low-association, sparse, (...)
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