ISSN 2071-8594

Russian academy of sciences


Gennady Osipov

B. M. Velichkovsky. G. S. Osipiv, Z. A. Nosovetz, B. B. Velichkovsky Personal Sense and Solution of Creative Tasks: Contemporary Neurocognitive Studies


In the review paper, we discuss cotemporary research of brain information processeing mechanisms in their relation to Self-reference, in first line, to semantics of personal sense. These studies testify to critical role of processes involed in the state of relative rest, which is basic state of consciosness. The very same processes in resting state networks participate in solution of creative tasks and, therefore, are of particular interest to works in the field of artificial intelligence and to developments of biologicall-inspired architecture in robotic systems. We consider in more details novel studies on neurosemantics. The studies show a non-modular carachter of natural language words representations and a possible influence of asymmetry in the effective (cause-and-effect) connectivity of both hyppocampi, i.e. the most ancient part of human cortex, or archecotex. In discussing mechanisms of creative tasks solution, we concenrate our-selves on interaction of resting state networks as the basis to explain incubation and insight phenomena. In particular, new exprimental data show that the insight type thinking is related to the suppresion of Central Executive Network and its function of focal attention, on the one side, and to the activation of Salience Network and to enhancement of personal sense motivating solution of the task, on the other side.


brain, neurosemantics, Default Mode Network, Salience Network, Central Executive Network, fMRI, EEG, incubation, insight.

DOI 10.14357/20718594200301

PP. 3-14.


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