Measurement of brain activities of idEA generation (Sketch)

T. Kato, H. Okada, Y. Izu

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This study analyzed the correspondence between the brain activities and some types of the idea generation by sketching. To compare the types on the basis of the brain activities, this study employed a NIRS apparatus which measures the change in concentration of oxygenated hemoglobin in cerebral blood flow and detects the activated areas in the prefrontal cortex. The result suggests the idea generation with the sketch based on long term memory activates the prefrontal cortex more than that based on a previous sketch.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2018
EditorsDorian Marjanovic, Nenad Bojcetic, Mario Storga, Stanko Skec, Neven Pavkovic
PublisherFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789537738594
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2018 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 2018 May 212018 May 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Design Conference, DESIGN
ISSN (Print)1847-9073


Other15th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2018


  • Design thinking
  • Idea generation
  • NIRS
  • Sketching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation


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