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.