Adam Green (neuroscientist)
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Adam E. Green is an American cognitive neuroscientist and founder of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity (SfNC). He is Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor at Georgetown University and director of the Georgetown Laboratory for Relational Cognition. A leading scholar in the neuroscience of creativity and reasoning, he currently serves as SfNC President, and is incoming Editor-in-Chief at Creativity Research Journal.
Green's research has integrated creativity and reasoning through the cognitive and brain-based study of "semantic distance" as a measure of creativity in reasoning. His work has investigated creativity as a dynamic state that can be augmented within an individual, distinct from traditional research on creativity as a stable trait. His work includes research into endogenous neural mechanisms and exogenous neuromodulation that support creativity, and research on the neuroscience of teaching and learning in real-world contexts.
Early life and education
Green was born in Greensboro, North Carolina and attended Northwest Guilford High School. Green received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience from Dartmouth College. He completed post-doctoral training at Yale University. His sister is the poet, Leah Naomi Green.
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- "The 2020 Provost Distinguished Associate Professors | The Provost's Blog". blog.provost.georgetown.edu.
- "Lab for Relational Cognition - Adam Green, Ph.D. Lab Director". cng.georgetown.edu.
- Green, A. (2016). Creativity, within reason: Semantic distance and dynamic state creativity in relational thinking and reasoning. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 28-35. Green, A., Kraemer, D.J.M., Fugelsang, J., Gray, J.R., & Dunbar, K. (2012). Neural correlates of creativity in analogical reasoning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 38, 264-272. Green, A., Kraemer, D.J.M., Fugelsang, J., Gray, J.R., & Dunbar, K. (2010). Connecting Long Distance: Semantic distance in analogical reasoning modulates frontopolar cortex activity. Cerebral Cortex, 10, 70-76.
- Green, A., Cohen, M., Raab, H., Yedibalian, C., & Gray, J. R. (2015). Frontopolar activity and connectivity support conscious augmentation of creative state. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 923-934. Weinberger, A., Iyer, H., Green, A. (2016). Conscious Augmentation of Creative State Enhances “Real” Creativity in Open-Ended Analogical Reasoning. PLoS One, 11, e0150773 Green, A., Spiegel, K., Giangrande, E., Weinberger, A., Gallagher, N. & Turkeltaub, P. (2017). Thinking cap plus thinking zap: tDCS of frontopolar cortex improves creative analogical reasoning and facilitates conscious augmentation of state creativity. Cerebral Cortex, 27(4), 2628-2639.
- "Lab for Relational Cognition - Research". cng.georgetown.edu.
- "CV_Early_2020.pdf". Google Docs.
- "Death Of 1000 Cuts: S3E35 - Chatting With Adam Green on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts.
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