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We are at the OHBM conference!

See our presented work!

Diffusion MRI:

Retinotopic Mapping:


Dopamine linked to creative ideation

After our recent finding on strong involvement of dopaminergic pathways during creative problem solving, we took a look at individual differences in brain connectivity in absence of a task.

Our recent Neuroimage publication shows that people with stronger dopaminergic midbrain connectivity have more frequent everyday creative thoughts.

Schuler A, Tik M, Sladky R, Luft CDB, Hoffmann A, Woletz M, Zioga I, Bhattacharya J, Windischberger C. Modulations in resting state networks of subcortical structures linked to creativity. Neuroimage. 2019 Mar 29;195:311-319. 2019.

Aha! Moments linked to dopamine

We recently published a paper explaining the neural correlates and the role of dopamine circuitry when solving problems with an Aha! or Eureka-moment (Tik M, Sladky R, Luft C, Willinger D, Hoffmann A, Banissy M, Bhattacharya J, Windischberger C. Ultrahigh-field fMRI insights on insight: Neural correlates of the Aha!-moment. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018) 

International media coverage has placed this paper in the Top10 most mentioned publications in Human Brain Mapping.

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