Anna Abraham

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Creative cognition: the diverse operations and the prospect of applying a cognitive neuroscience perspective
    Anna Abraham
    Max Planck Institute for Human Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Stephanstr 1a, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Methods 42:38-48. 2007
  2. pmc The promises and perils of the neuroscience of creativity
    Anna Abraham
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University Jabriya, Kuwait Department of Clinical Psychology, Justus Liebig University Giessen Giessen, Germany
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:246. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Self-referential and anxiety-relevant information processing in subclinical social anxiety: an fMRI study
    Anna Abraham
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Otto Behagel Strasse 10F, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Brain Imaging Behav 7:35-48. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Creativity and the brain: uncovering the neural signature of conceptual expansion
    Anna Abraham
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Otto Behagel Strasse 10F, D 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 50:1906-17. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Creative cognition and the brain: dissociations between frontal, parietal-temporal and basal ganglia groups
    Anna Abraham
    Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
    Brain Res 1482:55-70. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Creative thinking in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    Anna Abraham
    International Graduate School for Neuroscience IGSN, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Child Neuropsychol 12:111-23. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Creative thinking in schizophrenia: the role of executive dysfunction and symptom severity
    Anna Abraham
    International Graduate School for Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 12:235-58. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Using a shoe as a plant pot: neural correlates of passive conceptual expansion
    Sören Kröger
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
    Brain Res 1430:52-61. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Can clouds dance? Neural correlates of passive conceptual expansion using a metaphor processing task: Implications for creative cognition
    Barbara Rutter
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Otto Behaghel Strasse 10F, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Brain Cogn 78:114-22. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Matching mind to world and vice versa: Functional dissociations between belief and desire mental state processing
    Anna Abraham
    Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
    Soc Neurosci 5:1-18. 2010

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Creative cognition: the diverse operations and the prospect of applying a cognitive neuroscience perspective
    Anna Abraham
    Max Planck Institute for Human Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Stephanstr 1a, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Methods 42:38-48. 2007
    ....
  2. pmc The promises and perils of the neuroscience of creativity
    Anna Abraham
    Department of Community Medicine and Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University Jabriya, Kuwait Department of Clinical Psychology, Justus Liebig University Giessen Giessen, Germany
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:246. 2013
    ..Are creativity neuroimaging paradigms optimal enough?What makes creative cognition different from normative cognition?Do we need to distinguish between types of creativity?..
  3. ncbi request reprint Self-referential and anxiety-relevant information processing in subclinical social anxiety: an fMRI study
    Anna Abraham
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Otto Behagel Strasse 10F, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Brain Imaging Behav 7:35-48. 2013
    ..The divergence between the findings is explored in detail with reference to paradigm differences and conceptual issues...
  4. doi request reprint Creativity and the brain: uncovering the neural signature of conceptual expansion
    Anna Abraham
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Otto Behagel Strasse 10F, D 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Neuropsychologia 50:1906-17. 2012
    ..This study represents a new direction in the investigation of creativity in that it highlights the necessity to adopt a process based perspective in which the multifaceted nature of creativity can be truly grasped...
  5. doi request reprint Creative cognition and the brain: dissociations between frontal, parietal-temporal and basal ganglia groups
    Anna Abraham
    Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
    Brain Res 1482:55-70. 2012
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Creative thinking in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    Anna Abraham
    International Graduate School for Neuroscience IGSN, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Child Neuropsychol 12:111-23. 2006
    ..These findings are interpreted with reference to inhibitory control mechanisms and the contextual modulation of creative cognition...
  7. ncbi request reprint Creative thinking in schizophrenia: the role of executive dysfunction and symptom severity
    Anna Abraham
    International Graduate School for Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 12:235-58. 2007
    ..This study examines the notion of enhanced creative thinking in schizophrenia and determines the mediating role of executive dysfunction and symptom severity in this relationship...
  8. doi request reprint Using a shoe as a plant pot: neural correlates of passive conceptual expansion
    Sören Kröger
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany
    Brain Res 1430:52-61. 2012
    ..We discuss the specific contributions of these regions with reference to semantic cognition...
  9. ncbi request reprint Can clouds dance? Neural correlates of passive conceptual expansion using a metaphor processing task: Implications for creative cognition
    Barbara Rutter
    Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Otto Behaghel Strasse 10F, 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Brain Cogn 78:114-22. 2012
    ..Adopting a different vantage point on the investigation of creativity would allow for critical advances in future research on this topic...
  10. doi request reprint Matching mind to world and vice versa: Functional dissociations between belief and desire mental state processing
    Anna Abraham
    Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
    Soc Neurosci 5:1-18. 2010
    ..These findings provide new insights into more fine-grained aspects of mental state reasoning...
  11. pmc Reality = relevance? Insights from spontaneous modulations of the brain's default network when telling apart reality from fiction
    Anna Abraham
    Department of Cognitive Neurology, Max Planck Institute for Human Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
    PLoS ONE 4:e4741. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Minds, persons, and space: an fMRI investigation into the relational complexity of higher-order intentionality
    Anna Abraham
    Department of Cognitive Neurology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Stephanstr 1a, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Conscious Cogn 17:438-50. 2008
    ..These findings highlight the need to take into account the critical roles played by an extensive network of neural regions during mental state reasoning...
  13. ncbi request reprint Conceptual expansion and creative imagery as a function of psychoticism
    Anna Abraham
    International Graduate School for Neuroscience IGSN, Ruhr University, 44780 Bochum, Germany
    Conscious Cogn 14:520-34. 2005
    ..Our findings suggest that the link between psychoticism and creativity is based on associative thinking and broader but weak top-down activation patterns rather than on goal-related thinking...
  14. doi request reprint Gender differences in creative thinking: behavioral and fMRI findings
    Anna Abraham
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Otto Behagel Strasse 10 F, 35394, Giessen, Germany
    Brain Imaging Behav 8:39-51. 2014
    ..The implications of gender differences in adopted strategies or cognitive style when faced with generative tasks are discussed. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint Meeting George Bush versus meeting Cinderella: the neural response when telling apart what is real from what is fictional in the context of our reality
    Anna Abraham
    Max Planck Institute for Human Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:965-76. 2008
    ..What modulates our understanding of the relative difference between reality and fiction seems to be whether such character-type information is coded in self-relevant terms or not...