of the paradoxes of creativity research. We conclude by discussing the
potential value of the creative cognition approach.
Each of the chapters deals with central issues in cognition and
creativity. Many of them consider new ways in which creativity can
be studied under controlled conditions. We hope that the creative
cognition approach will help reveal the basic cognitive processes un-
derlying creativity and will offer exciting new directions for contem-
porary work in human cognition.
Acknowledgments This chapter was supported by grant R01MH-44730 awarded to Steven
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