Roger Beaty

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Roger Beaty

Research Summary

The cognitive neuroscience of creative thinking and problem solving.

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Creativity Thinking Cognition Intelligence Metaphor Divergent Thinking Brain Aptitude Semantics Language Thought Life Span Semantic Network Sampling Semantic Web Prefrontal Cortex Verbal Fluency Fluency Young Adult Performance Research Executive Function Experience Associative Flexibility

Most Recent Papers

Openness/intellect: The core of the creative personality

Victoria Oleynick, Colin DeYoung, Elizabeth Hyde, Scott Kaufman, Roger Beaty, Paul Silvia, on p. 9-27

Quantifying flexibility in thought

Abigail L. Cosgrove, Yoed N. Kenett, Roger E. Beaty, Michele T. Diaz, 2021, Cognition

Measuring everyday creativity

Paul J. Silvia, Rebekah M. Rodriguez, Roger E. Beaty, Emily Frith, James C. Kaufman, Paul Loprinzi, Roni Reiter-Palmon, 2021, Thinking Skills and Creativity

When figurative language goes off the rails and under the bus

Paul J. Silvia, Roger E. Beaty, 2021, Journal of Intelligence on p. 1-13

Comparing the phenomenological qualities of stimulus-independent thought, stimulus-dependent thought and dreams using experience sampling

M. E. Gross, A. P. Smith, Y. M. Graveline, R. E. Beaty, J. W. Schooler, P. Seli, 2021, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Connectome-Based Predictive Modeling of Creativity Anxiety

Zhiting Ren, Richard J. Daker, Liang Shi, Jiangzhou Sun, Roger E. Beaty, Xinran Wu, Qunlin Chen, Wenjing Yang, Ian M. Lyons, Adam E. Green, Jiang Qiu, 2021, NeuroImage

Keeping Creativity under Control

Emily Frith, Michael J. Kane, Matthew S. Welhaf, Alexander P. Christensen, Paul J. Silvia, Roger E. Beaty, 2021, Creativity Research Journal on p. 138-157

Flexible Semantic Network Structure Supports the Production of Creative Metaphor

Yangping Li, Yoed N. Kenett, Weiping Hu, Roger E. Beaty, 2021, Creativity Research Journal on p. 209-223

Eye behavior predicts susceptibility to visual distraction during internally directed cognition

Sonja Annerer-Walcher, Christof Körner, Roger E. Beaty, Mathias Benedek, 2020, Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics on p. 3432-3444

Mapping the artistic brain: Common and distinct neural activations associated with musical, drawing, and literary creativity

Qunlin Chen, Roger E. Beaty, Jiang Qiu, 2020, Human Brain Mapping on p. 3403-3419

Most-Cited Papers

Creative Cognition and Brain Network Dynamics

Roger E. Beaty, Mathias Benedek, Paul J. Silvia, Daniel L. Schacter, 2016, Trends in Cognitive Sciences on p. 87-95

Default and executive network coupling supports creative idea production

Roger E. Beaty, Mathias Benedek, Scott Barry Kaufman, Paul J. Silvia, 2015, Scientific Reports

Robust prediction of individual creative ability from brain functional connectivity

Roger E. Beaty, Yoed N. Kenett, Alexander P. Christensen, Monica D. Rosenberg, Mathias Benedek, Qunlin Chen, Andreas Fink, Jiang Qiu, Thomas R. Kwapil, Michael J. Kane, Paul J. Silvia, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 1087-1092

Why do ideas get more creative across time? An executive interpretation of the serial order effect in divergent thinking tasks

Roger E. Beaty, Paul J. Silvia, 2012, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts on p. 309-319

Creativity and the default network: A functional connectivity analysis of the creative brain at rest

Roger E. Beaty, Mathias Benedek, Robin W. Wilkins, Emanuel Jauk, Andreas Fink, Paul J. Silvia, Donald A. Hodges, Karl Koschutnig, Aljoscha C. Neubauer, 2014, Neuropsychologia on p. 92-98

The roles of associative and executive processes in creative cognition

Roger E. Beaty, Paul J. Silvia, Emily C. Nusbaum, Emanuel Jauk, Mathias Benedek, 2014, Memory and Cognition on p. 1186-1197

Making creative metaphors

Paul J. Silvia, Roger E. Beaty, 2012, Intelligence on p. 343-351

Verbal fluency and creativity

Paul J. Silvia, Roger E. Beaty, Emily C. Nusbaum, 2013, Intelligence on p. 328-340

Creating metaphors: The neural basis of figurative language production

Mathias Benedek, Roger Beaty, Emanuel Jauk, Karl Koschutnig, Andreas Fink, Paul J. Silvia, Beate Dunst, Aljoscha C. Neubauer, 2014, NeuroImage on p. 99-106

Ready, set, create

Emily C. Nusbaum, Paul J. Silvia, Roger Beaty, 2014, Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts on p. 423-432