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Beaty Lab at Penn State

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity Laboratory (CNCL) at Penn State University studies the psychology and neuroscience of creative thinking.

Our lab uses psychometric, neuroimaging, and naturalistic approaches to understand how people create new ideas and solve complex problems. We also develop new tools to measure creative thinking—focusing on online applications for STEM educationand research—and explore how creative thinking works in different contexts and domains, from music to science to everyday life.