I am developing a theory of cognition which takes into account the role of accidents in the environment. First, I hope to understand the mental state which most commonly applies to the prepared mind before looking at the types accidents and the environments which trigger creative thinking. Finally, I wish to look at the actions which are necessary to secure the serendipitous moment.
Investigating Ignorance and Impasse
In collaboration with the Computational Philosophy Laboratory at the University of Pavia, I am running a series of experiments to understand the nature of the impasse experience.
In collaboration with the Webster Centre for Creativity and Innovation, I am running a detailed investigation into the effects of encouraging people to use wide cognition on their creativity.