One of many nice mysteries of the human brain is its energy to create new types of wisdom. Arthur I. Miller is a historian of technology whose procedure has been strongly prompted by way of present paintings in cognitive technological know-how, and during this e-book he indicates how the 2 fields may be fruitfully associated with yield new insights into the inventive process.

the 1st sections of this ebook hint the connection of artistic considering and the development of recent clinical techniques within the physics of Poincaré, Einstein, Boltzmann, Bohr, and Heisenberg (scientists whose study used to be motivated by means of their attention of the character of considering itself). those case stories are then used as info to check the makes an attempt of recent psychologists to account for inventive improvement via Gestalt psychology, cognitive technological know-how, and genetic epistemology.

Arthur I. Miller is college Professor of Philosophy and background, college of Lowell, and an affiliate of the Physics division, Harvard college. he's additionally an affiliate Editor of the American magazine of Physics.

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