Eye blink rate predicts and dissociates the effective execution of early and late stage creative idea generation

Alwin de Rooij, Ruben Vromans, Matthijs Dekker

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Abstract

In the present study, the correlations of eye blink rate (EBR) with the effective execution of early and late creative idea generation were explored. Participants engaged in a real-world idea generation task. Resting state EBR (before the task) and task-evoked EBR (during the task) were measured using eye-tracking. The results showed that resting state EBR negatively correlated with the amount of generated ideas during early stage, but not late stage idea generation. Task-evoked EBR did not correlate with the amount of generated ideas during early nor late stage idea generation. However, the change in EBR (from resting state to during early or late stage idea generation) positively correlated with the amount of ideas generated during early, but not during late stage idea generation. The contribution of this study is that it shows that EBR predicts and dissociates the effective execution of early and late stage creative idea generation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
EditorsAshok Goel, Colleen Seifert, Christian Freska
Place of PublicationAustin, TX
Pages1606-1612
Volume41
ISBN (Electronic)0-9911967-7-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 2019: Creativity + Cognition + Computation - Palais des Congrès , Montreal, Canada
Duration: 24 Jul 201927 Jul 2019
Conference number: 41
https://cognitivesciencesociety.org/cogsci-2019/

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 2019
Abbreviated titleCogSci 2019
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period24/07/1927/07/19
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Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Eye blink rate
  • Idea generation

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    de Rooij, A., Vromans, R., & Dekker, M. (2019). Eye blink rate predicts and dissociates the effective execution of early and late stage creative idea generation. In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 41, pp. 1606-1612).