Cognitive Innovation in Mathematics

Publication Type:

Book Chapter

Source:

Off the Lip: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation. , Plymouth University, CogNovo and Transtechnology Research, Plymouth, Devon, UK. (2016)

URL:

https://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk//handle/10026.1/4271

Abstract:

The promise of cognitive innovation as a collaborative project in the sciences, arts and humanities is that we can approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process in which the energies that shape the poem are necessarily indistinguishable from those that shape the poet. For the purposes of this conference the exploration of the idea of cognitive innovation concerns an understanding of creativity that is not exclusively concerned with conscious human thought and action but also as intrinsic to our cognitive development. As a consequence, we see the possibility for cognitive innovation to provide a theoretical and practical platform from which to address disciplinary differences in ways that offer new topics and concerns for research in the sciences and the humanities.