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Homospatial Thinking in Creativity

Albert Rothenberg, MD
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1976;33(1):17-26. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1976.01770010005001.
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• "Homospatial thinking" consists of actively conceiving two or more discrete entities occupying the same space, a conception leading to the articulation of new identities. Homospatial thinking has a salient role in the creative process in the following wide variety of fields: literature, the visual arts, music, science, and mathematics. This cognitive factor, along with "Janusian thinking," clarifies the nature of creative thinking as a highly adaptive and primarily nonregressive form of functioning.

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