Interaction between Idea-generation and Idea-externalization Processes in Artistic Creation: Study of an Expert Breakdancer

AbstractThis study develops a cognitive model to explain the process of artistic creation in a dance domain. Many researchers in the field of psychology and cognitive science have investigated the process of creativity and developed various theories that explain this process. Their efforts have mostly focused on higher cognitive functions of artists and scientists. However, in recent years, several studies that have highlighted the importance of the interaction between idea generation and idea externalization processes suggest that people can find and develop new aspects of images and ideas by perceiving and reflecting on the images and ideas they externalize. This study develops a cognitive model that explains this interaction process in dance creation by referring to a famous theory of motor learning, the closed-loop model. We also investigate dance creation of an expert breakdancer and check the validity of our proposed model.

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