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Exploring the neurological basis of design cognition using brain imaging: some preliminary results

Alexiou, K.; Zamenopoulos, T.; Johnson, J. H. and Gilbert, S. J. (2009). Exploring the neurological basis of design cognition using brain imaging: some preliminary results. Design Studies, 30(6) pp. 623–647.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2009.05.002
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Abstract

The paper presents a pilot interdisciplinary research study carried out as a step towards understanding the neurological basis of design thinking. The study involved functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of volunteers while performing design and problem-solving tasks. The findings suggest that design and problem solving involve distinct cognitive functions associated with distinct brain networks. The paper introduces the methodology, presents the findings, and discusses the potential role of brain imaging in design research

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 0142-694X
Keywords: design cognition, problem solving, design problems, research methods, cognitive neuroscience
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 18943
Depositing User: Aikaterini Alexiou
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2009 11:22
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 15:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18943
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