By Mark A. Runco
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Perception represents one of the nomothetic processes mentioned brieﬂy in the introduction to this chapter. SYNAESTHESIA Synaesthesia represents another unintentional but systematic perceptual and cognitive process. , hearing) is translated to another sensory modality (taste). indd 33 11/3/2006 11:46:12 AM 34 1 COGNITION AND CREATIVIT Y did so consistently and spontaneously. These students apparently associated colors with music, tastes with certain vowels, and colors with numbers. Domino found the individuals who spontaneously experienced synaesthesia had higher scores on four creativity tests than did a control group.
1990) argued that intuition was an example of informed judgment. They described two stages involved in intuition: ﬁrst is the guiding stage where a coherence or structure is unconsciously recognized and used, and second is an integrative stage where the coherence makes its way to the level of consciousness. The transition between the two stages very frequently leads to the sudden “a-ha” feeling. It may also explain a sudden closure, such as the ones seen in tasks of gestalt perceptions. indd 27 11/3/2006 11:46:12 AM 28 1 COGNITION AND CREATIVIT Y Bowers et al.
P. indd 48 11/3/2006 11:47:03 AM TR ENDS AND STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT 49 The role of adversity should come as no surprise, given that there must be some motivation or the individual will not put the effort into adapting or creating (Runco 2005). In this regard we might look back at Piaget’s theory again, for he tied adaption to intrinsic motivation. Given his biological training and perspective, it is likely that he felt that there was a genetic basis for the motivation to adapt. Regardless of the nature and nurture, the assumption is that humans do not like to feel disequilibrium and are motivated to avoid it by adapting.