Lucas Bellaiche

As a first-year PhD student in the Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program (CNAP), I am currently rotating among relevant labs to holistically inform my main research interest: creativity. I am particularly interested in three main questions: (1) Where do creative thoughts come from (e.g., dreams), (2) How do people engage with products of creativity, like art (music, visual, etc.), and (3) what role does emotion play in creativity?

Through CNAP, I have rotated with Dr. Paul Seli researching various creative behaviors and cognitions via behavioral and online studies. In Spring of 2022, I rotated under Dr. Kevin LaBar to investigate the role of emotion in creativity, as detectable in neural and psychophysiological recordings. Lastly, in Summer 2022, I worked with Dr. John Pearson in analyzing and testing novel fMRI pipelines. These interdisciplinary methods will comprehensively inform not only the cognition of creativity in humans, but also the bridging of arts with sciences.

Current Research Interests

Creativity, aesthetics, emotion, neuroimaging

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