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Examining the Neural and Cognitive Basis of the Mindfulness-Creativity Link: A Pilot Study  Crystal Jewell (Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa )   P1

Growing evidence from meditation research suggests the existence of a link between mindfulness and creative thinking. However, much of the current literature fails to address the neural, cognitive, and behavioral origins of the mindfulness-creativity link. Therefore, the present pilot study aims to address this gap by examining associations among individual differences in personality traits, attentional control, trait mindfulness, and performance two creative thinking tasks (i.e. divergent thinking and convergent thinking). Electroencephalography (EEG) will be recorded to measure creative thinking task-related cortical activity. As such, event-related potentials (ERPs) during each creative thinking task will be analyzed and reported. The following poster presentation reports the present study's rationale, methods, intentions, and preliminary findings.