Perception and Cognition Lab

Creativity and Abstraction

An experiment to find the relationship between creativity and abstraction. Abstraction is the process of taking the qualities of objects or ideas and denoting them in a higher concept in the mind.

We're trying to establish this with two tasks. The first being the Abstraction Test containing a 5*5 grid of every objects that the participants have to group based on properties. The second is a Creativity Test where requiring the participants to make as many relations between 5 pairs of objects.

This experiment is an attempt to better understand the process of creative thinking.