Journal article

Musical creativity and the embodied mind: Exploring the possibilities of 4E cognition and dynamical systems theory

Dylan van der Schyff, Andrea Schiavio, Ashley Walton, Valerio Velardo, Anthony Chemero

Music & Science | SAGE Publications | Published : 2018

Abstract

The phenomenon of creativity has received a growing amount of attention from scholars working across a range of disciplines. While this research has produced many important insights, it has also traditionally tended to explore creativity in terms of the reception of products or outcomes, conceiving of it as a cognitive process that is limited to the individual domain of the creative agent. More recently, however, researchers have begun to develop perspectives on creativity that highlight the patterns of adaptive embodied interaction that occur between multiple agents, as well as the broader socio-material milieu they are situated in. This has promoted new understandings of creativity, which ..

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