Perception and Cognition Lab

Creativity and Mental Representation

Raven’s advanced progressive matrices challenge the unidimensional general fluid intelligence (gF) assessment. The studies showed two types of reasoning: visuo- spatial/ perceptual and verbal-analytical/ propositional reasoning, indicating distinct cognitive processing. This acknowledgment becomes vital during intelligence and creative thinking prediction, as traditional problem solving test does not predict creative reasoning ability very well. We have conducted a study by asking participants to solve and create similar kind of problem involving either visuo- spatial/ perceptual or verbal-analytical/ propositional reasoning.