Journal 2

Listening to Chet Baker's Quartet

Listening to Chet Baker's Quartet
Picture 1 of 14

Ink and acrylic on paper
30 x 42cm


This journal was part of the creative project for the class, Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity. It is difficult to assess human creativity, let alone to find its origins in the brain. Recent research has shown that a high-creative brain may reflect an effective collaboration of Default Mode, Salience, and Control networks. In order to achieve a creative output, the three networks generate a large sample of ideas, recruit the candidate ones, and revise those potential ideas, respectively. I was interested in applying the concept of such cortical collaboration to my own practice: I painted under certain circumstances (Default mode) then allowed those paintings to inform future works in my experimental works (salience and control).

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