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Publications by Liane Gabora

 

Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals

Gabora, L., & Tseng, S. (in press). The social benefits of balancing creativity and imitation: Evidence from an agent-based model. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Voorhees, B., Read, D., & Gabora, L. (in press). The objectivity of moral norms is a top down cultural construct. Commentary on ''The difference between ice cream and Nazis: Moral externalization and the evolution of human cooperation" by P. K. Stanford. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Gabora, L., & Steel, M. (2017). Autocatalytic networks in cognition and the origin of culture. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 431, 87-95.

Gabora, L. (2017). Honing theory: A complex systems framework for creativity. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 21(1), 35-88. [https://arxiv.org/pdf/1610.02484v1.pdf]

Gabora, L. & Kitto, K. (2017). Toward a quantum theory of humour. Frontiers in Physics (Section: Interdisciplinary Physics), 4(53). doi: 10.3389/fphy.2016.00053

Gabora, L. & Kauffman, S. (2016). Toward an evolutionary-predictive foundation for creativity. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(2), 632-639.

Aerts, D., Broekaert, J., Gabora, L., & Sozzo, S. (2016). Editorial: Quantum structures in cognitive and social science. Frontiers in Psychology (Section: Cognition), 7(577). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00577

Aerts, D., Broekaert, J., Gabora, L., & Sozzo, S. (2016). Generalizing prototype theory: A formal quantum framework. Frontiers in Psychology (Section: Cognition), 7(418). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00418 [http://arxiv.org/pdf/1601.06610]

Gabora, L. (2015). Probing the mind behind the (literal and figurative) lightbulb. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 9(1), 20-24. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.3911]

Sowden, P., Pringle, A., & Gabora, L. (2015). The shifting sands of creative thinking: Connections to dual process theory. Thinking & Reasoning, 21(1), 40-60. (Special issue on insight and creative thinking). [http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.2207]

Gabora, L. (2014). Physical light as a metaphor for inner light. Aisthesis, 7(2), 43-61. (Special issue on 'giving form through metaphors'.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.1064]

Aerts, D., Gabora, L., & Sozzo, S. (2013). Concepts and their dynamics: A quantum-theoretical modeling of human thought. Topics in Cognitive Science, 5(4), 737-772. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.1069] [pdf]

Gabora, L., Scott, E., & Kauffman, S. (2013). A quantum model of exaptation: Incorporating potentiality into biological theory. Progress in Biophysics & Molecular Biology, 113(1), 108-116. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0558]

Gabora, L. (2013). An evolutionary framework for culture: Selectionism versus communal exchange. Physics of Life Reviews, 10(2), 117-145. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1206.4386]

Gabora, L. (2013). Reply to the commentaries on “An evolutionary framework for cultural change: Selectionism versus communal exchange”. Physics of Life Reviews, 10(2), 162-167. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.0695] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & Leijnen, S. (2013). The relationship between creativity, imitation, and cultural diversity. International Journal of Software and Informatics, 7(4), 615-627. [pdf]

Aerts, D., Broekaert, J., Gabora, L. & Sozzo, S. (2013). Quantum structure and human thought. Commentary on 'Can quantum probability provide a new direction for cognitive modeling?' by E. M. Pothos & J. R. Busemeyer. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 36(3), 274-276. [pdf]

Gabora, L., O’Connor, B., & Ranjan, A. (2012). The recognizability of individual creative styles within and across domains. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 6(4), 351-360. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.2615] [pdf]

Sternberg, R., Bonney, C. R., Gabora, L., & Merrifield, M. (2012). WICS: A model for college and university admissions. Educational Psychologist, 47(1), 30-41. [pdf]

Sternberg, R., Bonney, C. R., & Gabora, L. (2012). Introduction to the special issue on college and university admissions. Educational Psychologist, 47(1), 1-4.

Gabora, L. (2012). Dynamical disequilibrium, self-transformation, and the evolution of a sustainable worldview. Chaos and Complexity Letters, 6(1-2), 37-44.

Gabora, L. (2011). An analysis of the Blind Variation and Selective Retention (BVSR) theory of creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 23(2), 155-165. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.4692] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2011). Five clarifications about cultural evolution. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 11, 61-83. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.2622] [pdf]

Aerts, D., Broekaert, J., & Gabora, L. (2011). A case for applying an abstracted quantum formalism to cognition. New Ideas in Psychology, 29(1), 136-146. [http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0404068]

Sternberg, R., Bonney, C. R., Gabora, L., Jarvin, L., Karelitz, T. M., & Coffin, L. (2010). Broadening the spectrum of undergraduate admissions. College & University, 86(1), 2-17.

Gabora, L. (2010). Revenge of the 'neurds': Characterizing creative thought in terms of the structure and dynamics of human memory. Creativity Research Journal, 22(1), 1-13. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.5037] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2010). Why Blind-Variation-Selective-Attention is inappropriate as an explanatory framework for creativity. Physics of Life Reviews, 7(2), 182-183. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.2210]

O'Connor, B., & Gabora, L. (2009). Applying complexity theory to a dynamical process model of the development of pathological belief systems. Chaos and Complexity Letters, 4(3), 75-96. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.5670]

Gabora, L. & Leijnen, S. (2009). How creative should creators be to optimize the evolution of ideas? A computational model. Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, 9, 108-119. [http://arxiv.org/abs/0911.2390] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & Aerts, D. (2009). A model of the emergence and evolution of integrated worldviews. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53, 434-451. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.1399] [pdf]

Bruza, P., Busemeyer, J., & Gabora, L. (2009). Introduction to the special issue on quantum cognition. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 53, 303-305. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.5673]

DiPaola, S., & Gabora, L. (2009). Incorporating characteristics of human creativity into an evolutionary art algorithm. Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 10(2), 97-110. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.1401] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2008). The cultural evolution of socially situated cognition. Cognitive Systems Research, 9(1-2), 104-113. [http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.2568]

Gabora, L., Rosch, E., & Aerts, D. (2008). Toward an ecological theory of concepts. Ecological Psychology, 20(1), 84-116. [http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.2567]

Gabora, L. (2007). Epigenetic and cultural evolution are non-Darwinian. Commentary on E. Jablonka & M. J. Lamb, Synopsis of 'Evolution in Four Dimensions'. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30(4), p. 371.

Gabora, L. (2007). Why the creative process is not Darwinian. Creativity Research Journal, 19(4), 361-365. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.1668]

Gabora, L. (2006). The fate of evolutionary archaeology: Survival or extinction? World Archaeology, 38(4), 690-696. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.5667]

Gabora, L. (2006). Self-other organization: Why early life did not evolve through natural selection. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 241(3), 443-450. [nlin.AO/0512025] [pdf]

Aerts, D., Czachor, M., Gabora L., & Polk, P. (2006). Soliton kinetic equations with non-Kolmogorovian structure: A new tool for biological modeling. Quantum Theory: Reconsideration of Foundations 3, American Institute of Physics Publications, 810, 19–33. [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2005). Creative thought as a non-Darwinian evolutionary process. Journal of Creative Behavior, 39(4), 262-283. [nlin.AO/0411057] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & Aerts, D. (2005). Evolution as context-driven actualization of potential: Toward an interdisciplinary theory of change of state. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 30(1), 69-88. [q-bio.PE/0511007] [pdf]

Aerts, D., & Gabora, L. (2005). A state-context-property model of concepts and their combinations I: The structure of the sets of contexts and properties. Kybernetes, 34(1&2), 167-191. (Special issue dedicated to Heinz Von Foerster.) [quant-ph/0402207] [pdf]

Aerts, D., & Gabora, L. (2005). A state-context-property model of concepts and their combinations II: A Hilbert space representation. Kybernetes, 34(1&2), 192-221. (Special issue dedicated to Heinz Von Foerster.) [quant-ph/0402205] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2004). Ideas are not replicators but minds are. Biology & Philosophy, 19(1), 127-143. [q-bio.PE/0402002] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2004). GAS doesn't 'turn the engine' when states are sequential or context-dependent. Commentary on D. L. Hull, R. E. Langman & S. S. Glenn (2001).  A general account of selection: Biology, immunology, and behavior. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(6), 901-902. [pdf]

Aerts, D., Czachor, M., Gabora, L., Kuna, M., Posiewnik, A., Pykacz, J., & Syty, M. (2003). Quantum morphogenesis: A variation on Thom's catastrophe theory. Physical Review E, 67(5), 051926. Reprinted in Virtual Journal of Biological Physics, June 2003. [quant-ph/0211105]

Gabora, L., & Aerts, D. (2002). Contextualizing concepts using a mathematical generalization of the quantum formalism. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 14(4), 327-358. [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2002). Amplifying phenomenal information: Toward a fundamental theory of consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 9(8), 3-29. [adap-org/9911003] [pdf]

Aerts, D., D'Hondt, E., & Gabora, L. (2000). Why the disjunction in quantum logic is not classical. Foundations of Physics, 30(9), 1473-1480. [quant-ph/0007041] [pdf]

Aerts, D., Aerts, S., Broekaert, J., & Gabora, L. (2000). The violation of Bell inequalities in the macroworld. Foundations of Physics, 30(9), 1387-1414. [quant-ph/0007044]] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2000). From a double aspect theory of information to human consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition, 9(2), S78.

Gabora, L. (2000). Conceptual closure: How memories are woven into an interconnected worldview. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 901, 42-53. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.3765] [pdf]

Aerts, D., Broekaert, J., & Gabora, L. (1999). Formal and informal representations of science. Foundations of Science, 4(1), 1-3.

Gabora, L. (1999). Weaving, bending, patching, mending the fabric of reality: A cognitive science perspective on worldview inconsistency. Foundations of Science, 3(2), 395-428.

Gabora, L. (1999). The interwoven conceptual matrix of the cultural replicator. Commentary on 'Niche construction, biological evolution, and cultural change' by K. N. Laland et al. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23(1), 152-153.

Gabora, L. (1999). Complexity in the abstract and the concrete. Foundations of Science, 4(1), 95-105.

Gabora, L. (1999). Grounded in perception yet transformed into amodal symbols. Commentary on 'Perceptual symbol systems' by L. W. Barsalou. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22(4), 577-660.

Gabora, L. (1999). Consciousness and dynamical, holographic models of memory: Reply to Combs on Gabora on Origin-Culture, Psycoloquy, 10(43) Origin Culture (12).

Gabora, L. (1999). Motivation and the origin of culture: Reply to Prudkov on Gabora on Origin-Culture, Psycoloquy, 10(42) Origin Culture (11).

Gabora, L. (1999). Potential Refutations of the Autocatalytic Mind Hypothesis: Replies to Edmonds, Dewitte, Orsucci, and Preti on Gabora on Origin-Culture, Psycoloquy, 10(20) Origin Culture (8).

Gabora, L. (1998). Autocatalytic closure in a cognitive system: A tentative scenario for the origin of culture. Psycoloquy, 9(67). [adap-org/9901002]

Gabora, L. (1997). The origin and evolution of culture and creativity. Journal of Memetics: Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission, 1(1).

Gabora, L. (1996). A day in the life of a meme. Philosophica, 57, 901-938. (Special issue on concepts, representations, and dynamical systems.)

Gabora, L. (1994). The birth of a creative idea. Commentary on The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms by Margaret Boden. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 17(3), 543.

Gabora, L. (1993). Cultural transitions occur when mind parasites learn new tricks. Commentary on Origins of the Modern Mind by Merlin Donald. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 16(4), 761-762.

Gabora, L. (1993). Cultural learning as the transition mechanism in an evolutionary process. Commentary on Cultural Learning by Tomasello et al. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 16(3), 519.

Hofstadter, D., & Gabora, L. (1989). Synopsis of a workshop on humor and cognition. Humor, 2(4), 417-440. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.1676] [pdf]

 

Books and Edited Volumes

Aerts, D., Broekaert, J., Gabora, L., & Sozzo, S. (2016). E-Book: Quantum Structures in Cognitive and Social Science. Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers Psychology Research Topics. Can be downloaded here.

 

Chapters in Books

Gabora, L., Thomson, S., & Kitto, K. (in press). A layperson introduction to the quantum approach to humor. In W. Ruch (Ed.) Humor: Transdisciplinary approaches. Bogotá Colombia: Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia Press. (Invited 05/11/2015; Accepted April 5, 2017.)

Gabora, L. (in press). The neural basis and evolution of divergent and convergent thought. In O. Vartanian & R. Jung (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of the Neuroscience of Creativity. Cambridge MA: Cambridge University Press. [https://arxiv.org/pdf/1611.03609.pdf] (Invited 23/10/2015; accepted 10-11-2016.)

Gabora, L. (in press). Mental wormholes and the inner workings of creative thought. In J. C. Penagos-Corzo (Ed.) 75 Ideas in Creativity & Psychology for the XXI Century. Mexico City: Editorial UDLAP. [https://arxiv.org/pdf/1509.06679.pdf] (Invited 05/05/2015; accepted 21-09-2015.)

Gabora, L. (in press). The creative process of cultural evolution. In A. Leung (Ed.) Handbook of Culture and creativity: Basic processes and applied innovations. New York: Oxford University Press. (Invited 20/02/2014; accepted 01-09-2015.)

Gabora, L. (2016). The creative process in musical composition. In Hans-Joachim Braun (Ed.) Creativity: Technology and music (pp. 131-141). Frankfurt / New York: Peter Lang. [https://arxiv.org/pdf/1610.02471v1.pdf]

Gabora, L. & Ranjan, A. (2015). Can Sol’s explanation for the evolution of animal innovation account for human innovation? In A. Kaufman, & J. Kaufman (Eds.) Animal creativity and innovation: Research and theory (pp. 183-188). Philadelphia PA: Elsevier. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.4700]

Gabora, L. (2013). Cultural evolution as distributed computation. In P. Michelucci (Ed.) Handbook of human computation (pp. 447-462). Berlin: Springer. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.6342] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & Ranjan, A. (2013). How insight emerges in distributed, content-addressable memory. In A. Bristol, O. Vartanian, & J. Kaufman (Eds.) The neuroscience of creativity (pp. 19-43). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.3600] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & Kitto, K. (2013). Concept combination and the origins of complex cognition. In (E. Swan, Ed.) Origins of mind: Biosemiotics series, Vol. 8 (pp. 361-382). Berlin: Springer. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.7407] [pdf]

Gabora, L. & Merrifield, M. (2013). Dynamical disequilibrium, transformation, and the evolution and development of sustainable worldviews. In (F. Orsucci & N. Sala, Eds.) Complexity science, living systems, and reflexing interfaces: New models and perspectives (pp. 69-77). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.2985] [pdf]

Ranjan, A. & Gabora, L. (2012). Creative ideas for actualizing student potential. In (H. Snyder, M. Gregerson, & J. Kaufman, Eds.) Teaching creatively (pp. 119-132). Berln: Springer. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.3010] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2011). Can an understanding of how culture evolves awaken a sense of meaning in life? In (D. Aerts, B. D'Hooghe, & N. Note, Eds.) Worldviews, science, and us (pp. 37-54). Singapore: World Scientific.

Gabora, L., & O'Connor, B. (2011). A general dynamical process model of the development of pathological belief systems. In F. Orsucci (Ed.) Mind Force (pp. 75-96). Nova Science.

Gabora, L., & Russon, A. (2011). The evolution of intelligence. In (R. Sternberg & S. Kaufman, Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence, (pp. 328-350). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.5034] [pdf]

Aerts, D., Bundervoet, S., Czachor, M., Gabora, L., & Sozzo, S. (2011). On the foundations of the theory of evolution. In In D. Aerts, J. Broekaert, B. D'Hooghe and N. Note (Eds.) Worldviews, science and us: Bridging knowledge and its implications for our perspectives of the world. Singapore: World Scientific. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.0107]

Gabora, L., & Kaufman, S. (2010). Evolutionary approaches to creativity. In (J. Kaufman & R. Sternberg, Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity (pp. 279-300). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.3386] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & Holmes, N. (2010). Dangling from a tassel on the fabric of socially constructed reality: Reflections on the creative writing process. In (A. Cropley, D. Cropley, J. Kaufman, & M. Runco, Eds.) The Dark Side of Creativity (pp. 277-296). Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.3011] [pdf]

Aerts, D., Aerts, S., & Gabora, L. (2009). Experimental evidence for quantum structure in cognition. In: P. Bruza, W. Lawless, K. van Rijsbergen, & D. Sofge (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Quantum Interaction (pp. 59-79). Berlin: Springer. [http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.5290]

Gabora, L. (2008). Mind. In (R. A. Bentley, H. D. G. Maschner, & C. Chippindale, Eds.) Handbook of Archaeological Theories (pp. 283-296). Walnut Creek CA: Altamira Press. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.6589] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & Aerts, D. (2008). A cross-disciplinary framework for the description of contextually mediated change. In (I. Licata & A. Sakaji, Eds.) Physics of Emergence and Organization, (pp. 109-134). Singapore: World Scientific. [http://arxiv.org/abs/0706.0156] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2002). The beer can theory of creativity. In (P. Bentley & D. Corne, Eds.) Creative Evolutionary Systems (pp. 147-161). San Francisco: Morgan Kauffman. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.7414] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2000). Toward a theory of creative inklings. In (R. Ascott, Ed.) Art, Technology, and Consciousness (pp. 159-164). Intellect Press, Bristol, UK. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0736] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2000). Conceptual closure: Weaving memories into an interconnected worldview. In (G. Van de Vijver & J. Chandler , Eds.) Closure: Emergent Organizations and their Dynamics. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 901, 42-53. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.6617] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (1995). Meme and variations: A computer model of cultural evolution. In (L. Nadel & D. Stein, Eds.) 1993 Lectures in Complex Systems (pp. 471-486). Boston: Addison-Wesley. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.7524] [pdf]



Papers in Conference and Workshop Proceedings

Gabora, L. (2016). A possible role for entropy in creative cognition. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Entropy and its Applications, 1–10 November; Sciforum Electronic Conference Series, Vol. 3, E001; doi:10.3390/ecea-3-E001 [http://sciforum.net/conference/84/paper/3652]

Bell, S. & Gabora, L. (2016). A music-generating system based on network theory. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Creativity. Palo Alto: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Press. (Held June 28 - July 1 in Paris.)

McCaig, G, DiPaola, S., & Gabora, L. (2016). Deep convolutional networks as models of generalization and blending  within visual creativity. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Creativity. Palo Alto: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Press. (Held June 28 - July 1 in Paris.) [https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.02478]

Bell, S. & Gabora, L. (2016). A music-generating system inspired by the science of complex adaptive systems. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Musical Meta-creation. Palo Alto: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Press. ISBN: 978-0-86491-397-5. (Held June 27 in Paris.) [https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.02475]

Gabora, L. (2016). Clinical and educational applications of LIVEIA: An immersive visualization environment. In Proceedings of International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT2016). Lisbon, Portugal: World Institute for Advanced Research and Science (WIARS).

Gabora, L. & Carbert, N. (2015). Cross-domain influences on creative innovation: Preliminary Investigations. In R. Dale, C. Jennings, P. Maglio, T. Matlock, D. Noelle, A. Warlaumont & J. Yashimi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 758-763). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 22-25, Pasadena.)

Gabora, L. (2015). A communal exchange-based framework for cultural evolution. In R. Dale, C. Jennings, P. Maglio, T. Matlock, D. Noelle, A. Warlaumont & J. Yashimi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2835-2836). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society .(Held July 22-25, Pasadena.)

Gabora, L. (2015). LIVEIA: A light-based immersive visualization environment for imaginative actualization: A new technology for psychological understanding. In S. Latifi (Ed.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (pp. 686-691). Washington DC: IEEE Conference Publishing Services. (Held April 13-15, Las Vegas, NV.)

Morin, S., Robert, J. M., & Gabora, L. (2015). Creativity training for future engineers: Preliminary results of an educational intervention. In (L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, & I. Candel Torres, Eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (pp. 6324-6334). Valencia, Spain: IATED Academy. (Held July 6-8, Barcelona, Spain.)

Carbert, N., Gabora, L., Schwartz, J., & Ranjan, A. (2014). Cognitive states of potentiality in art-making. In A. Kozbelt, P. Locher, & P. Tinio (Eds.), Proceedings of the IAEA Congress on Empirical Aesthetics (pp. 121-126). Rome: International Association of Empirical Aesthetics Press. (Held August 22-24, New York.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.6849]

Morin, S., Robert, J. M., & Gabora, L. (2014). A new course on creativity in an engineering program: Foundations and issues. In Y. Zeng, Y. Chen, S. Achiche, W. Shen, A. Awasthi, C. Chu, C. Rizzi, & C. Wang (Eds.), International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing (pp. 270-275). Washington DC: IEEE Conference Proceedings. (Held August 13-15, Montreal.) [http://arxiv.org/pdf/1409.3909.pdf]

Gabora, L. & Tseng, S. (2014). Computational evidence that self-regulation of creativity is good for society. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2240-2245). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 23-26, Quebec City.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.2512]

Chrusch, C. & Gabora, L. (2014). A tentative role for FOXP2 in the evolution of dual processing modes and generative abilities. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 499-504). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 23-26, Quebec City.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.2314]

Carbert, N., Gabora, L. & Schwartz, J. (2014). Cognitive states of potentiality in art-making. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3241). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 23-26, Quebec City.)

Bridewell, W., Gabora, L., Kirsh, D., & Thagard, P. (2014). Symposium: Creative cognition. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 88-89). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 23-26, Quebec City.)

Gabora, L. & Tseng, S. (2014). The social impact of self-regulation on the evolution of simple and complex creative ideas. In S. Colton, M. Cook, N. Lavrac, & D. Ventura (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity. Palo Alto: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Press. ISBN: 978-961-264-055-2. (Held June 10-13 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.)

Henderson, M. & Gabora, L. (2013). The recognizability of authenticity. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2524-2529). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 31 - Aug. 3, Berlin.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.4707]

Ranjan, A., Gabora, L., & O'Connor, B. (2013). The Cross-domain re-interpretation of artistic ideas. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3251-3256). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 31 - Aug. 3, Berlin.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.4706]

Gabora, L., Chia, W. W., & Firouzi, H. (2013). A computational model of two cognitive transitions underlying cultural evolution. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2344-2349). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 31 - Aug. 3, Berlin.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.4086]

Chrusch, C. & Gabora, L. (2013). FOXP2 as the genetic basis for the capacity to shift between analytic and associative modes of thought. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3905; abstract only). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 31 - Aug. 3, Berlin.) [pdf]

Ranjan, A., Gabora, L., & O'Connor, B. (2013). Evidence that cross-domain re-interpretations of creative ideas are recognizable. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Symposium. (Creativity and Cognitive Development: A perspective from Artificial Creativity, Developmental Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics.) Menlo Park, Calif: AAAI Press. (Held March 25-27, Stanford University.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0519] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & Firouzi, H. (2012). Society functions best with an intermediate level of creativity. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1578-1583). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held August 1-4, Sapporo Japan.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.4753] [pdf]

Veloz, T., Temkin, I., & Gabora, L. (2012). A conceptual network-based approach to inferring the cultural evolutionary history of the Baltic psaltery. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), . Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2487-2492). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held August 1-4, Sapporo Japan.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0737] [pdf]

Riley, S. & Gabora, L. (2012). Evidence that threatening situations enhance creativity. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2234-2239). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held August 1-4, Sapporo Japan.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.4245] [pdf]

Gabora, L. & Kitto, K. (2012). How a quantum approach to memory incorporates contextuality and potentiality. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2674; abstract only). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held August 1-4, Sapporo Japan.)

Aerts, D., Broekaert, J. Gabora, L., & Veloz, T. (2012). The guppy effect as interference. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Quantum Interaction. (Held June 27-29, Paris.) Reprinted in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7620. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35659-9_4 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.2362] [pdf]

Kitto, K., Bruza, P., & Gabora, L. (2012). A quantum information retrieval approach to memory. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (pp. 932-939). Washington DC: IEEE Conference Publishing Services. (Held June 10-15, Brisbane, Australia.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.3001] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & DiPaola, S. (2012). How did humans become so creative? Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Creativity (pp. 203-210). Palo Alto: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. ISBN: 978-1-905254668. (Held May 31 - June 1, Dublin, Ireland.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.5032] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2012). Modeling the transformation of conceptual spaces using a quantum model of concept combination and the notion of self-organized criticality. Proceedings of the Eleventh Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language Conference (abstract only). (Held May 17-20, Vancouver BC.)

Gabora, L. & Saberi, M. (2011). An Agent-based Model of the Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying the Origins of Creative Cultural Evolution. In (A. Goel, F. Harrell, B. Magerko, & J. Prophet, Eds.) Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Cognition & Creativity (pp. 299-306). New York: ACM Press. (Held Nov 3-6, Atlanta, GA.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.3781] [pdf]

Aerts, D., Gabora, L., Sozzo, S., & Veloz, T. (2011). Quantum structure in cognition: Fundamentals and applications. Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Quantum, Nano and Micro Technologies. International Academy Industry and Research Association. (Held August 21-27, French Riviera, France.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1104.3344]

Gabora, L., & Saab, A. (2011). Creative interference and states of potentiality in analogy problem solving. In L. Carlson, C. Hőlscher & T. F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3506-3511). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 20-23, Boston MA.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.4241] [pdf]

Gabora, L., Leijnen, S., Veloz, T., & Lipo, C. (2011). A non-phylogenetic conceptual network architecture for organizing classes of material artifacts into cultural lineages. In L. Carlson, C. Hőlscher & T. F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2923-2928). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 20-23, Boston MA.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.2981] [pdf]

Veloz, T., & Gabora, L. (2011). A model of the shifting relationship between concepts and contexts in associative thought. In L. Carlson, C. Hőlscher & T. F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 827). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held July 20-23, Boston MA.)

Veloz, T., Gabora, L., Eyjolfson, M., & Aerts, D. (2011). Toward a formal model of the shifting relationship between concepts and contexts during associative thought. In: D. Song, M. Melucci, I. Frommholz, P. Zhang, L. Wang, & S. Arafat (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7052: Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Quantum Interaction (pp. 25-34). Berlin: Springer. (Held June 26-29, Aberdeen, UK.) [http://arxiv.og/abs/1310.7981] [pdf]

Mithani, M., Veloz, T., & Gabora, L. (2010). Modeling the role of context dependency in the recognition and manifestation of entrepreneurial opportunity. In: P. Bruza, W. Lawless, K. van Rijsbergen, D. Sofge, & D. Widdows (Eds.) Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Fall Symposium on Quantum Informatics for Cognitive, Social, and Semantic Processes (pp. 91-98). Palo Alto, CA: AAAI Press. (Held November 11-13, Washington DC.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.4744]

Ranjan, A. Gabora, L., & O'Connor, B. (2010). The recognizability of individual style in the domains of painting and writing. International Conference on Cognition, Experience, and Creativity. (Held October 29-31, Ahmedabad, India.)

Leijnen, S., & Gabora, L. (2010). An agent-based simulation of the effectiveness of creative leadership. In R. Camtrabone & S. Ohlsson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 955-960). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held August 11-14, Portland OR.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.1516] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2010). Recognizability of creative style within and across domains: Preliminary studies. In R. Camtrabone & S. Ohlsson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2350-2355). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held August 11-14, Portland, OR.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.1518] [pdf]

Gabora, L., Leijnen, S., & O’Connor, B. (2010). Are people with very different parents more creative? Some preliminary studies. In R. Camtrabone & S. Ohlsson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2432; abstract only). Austin TX: Cognitive Science Society. (Held August 11-14, Portland, OR.)

Leijnen, S. & Gabora, L. (2009). The tradeoff between degree of creativity and number of creators in a computational model of society. In B. Cooper & V. Danos (Eds.) Proceedings of Developments in Computational Models: Computational Models from Nature (DCM 09) -- A workshop in association with the 36th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming. (Held July 11, Rhodes, Greece.)

Leijnen, S., & Gabora, L. (2009). The artist loft effect in the clustering of ‘creative types’: A computer simulation. In N. Bryans-Kins (Ed.) Proceedings of the 7th Creativity and Cognition Conference. (pp. 389-390). New York NY: ACM Press. (Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley and Berkeley Art Museum, Oct 27-30, Berkeley, CA)

Aerts, D., Aerts, S., & Gabora, L. (2009). Experimental evidence for quantum structure in cognition. In: P. Bruza, W. Lawless, K. van Rijsbergen, & D. Sofge (Eds.) Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Quantum Interaction, (pp. 59-70). (Held at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbruken, Germany.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.5290]

Gabora, L. (2008). Modeling cultural dynamics. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fall Symposium 1: Adaptive Agents in a Cultural Context (pp. 18-25). Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press. (Held Nov 7-9, The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington VA.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/0811.2551] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2008). EVOC: A computer model of the evolution of culture. In V. Sloutsky, B. Love & K. McRae (Eds.), 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1466-1471). North Salt Lake, UT: Sheridan Publishing. (Held July 23-26, Washington DC.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.0522] [pdf] [poster]

DiPaola, S., & Gabora, L. (2007). Incorporating characteristics of human creativity into an evolutionary art algorithm. In (D. Thierens, Ed.), Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computing Conference (pp. 2442-2449). (Held July 7-11, University College London, England.)

Gabora, L. (2007). Cultural evolution entails (creativity entails (concept combination entails quantum structure)). In: P. Bruza, W. Lawless, K. van Rijsbergen, & D. Sofge (Eds.) Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Spring Symposium 8: Quantum Interaction (pp. 106-113). Menlo Park Calif: AAAI Press. (Held March 26-28, Stanford University.) [http://arxiv.org/html/1309.3521v1]

Aerts, D., Czachor, M., Gabora, L., & Polk, P. (2005). Application of quantum formalisms to biological rhythms. In (G. Adenier, Ed.) Proc. Third International Conference on Quantum Theory: Reconsiderations of Foundations (Held June 7-12, Vaxjo, Sweden.)

Aerts, D., Bundervoet, S., Czachor, M., & Gabora, L. (2005). On the foundations of the theory of evolution. In (G. E. Lasker, Ed.) Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics: Second Symposium on Systems Theory in Religion and Philosophy. (Held August 3, Baden-Baden, Germany.)

Gabora, L., & Aerts, D. (2005). Distilling the essence of an evolutionary process, and implications for a formal description of culture. In (W. Kistler, Ed.) Proceedings of the Center for Human Evolution: Workshop 4 on Cultural Evolution. (Held at the Foundation for the Future, Belmont WA.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.4712]

Gabora, L. (2004). Two transitions in the evolution of human consciousness. In (M. Zussman, Ed.) Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness. (Held 24-28 March, Berkeley, CA.)

Gabora, L. (2003). Contextual focus: A cognitive explanation for the cultural transition of the Middle/Upper Paleolithic. In (R. Alterman & D. Hirsch, Eds.) Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 432-437). Hillsdale NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (Held July 31-August 2, Boston MA.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.2609] [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2002). Cognitive mechanisms underlying the creative process. In (T. Hewett and T. Kavanagh, Eds.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Creativity and Cognition (pp. 126-133). (Held October 13-16, Loughborough University, UK.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.1678]

Gabora, L., & Aerts, D. (2002). Contextualizing concepts. Proceedings of the 15th International FLAIRS Conference (Special Track 'Categorization and Concept Representation: Models and Implications') (pp. 148-152). American Association for Artificial Intelligence. (Held May 14-17, Pensacola FlL) [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2000). Linkage disequilibrium in human creativity. In (R. Ascott, Ed.) Proceedings of the Third International CAiiA-STAR Conference, Consciousness Reframed. (Held in Newport, Whales.)

Gabora, L. (2000). From a double aspect theory of information to human consciousness. In (Cleeremans, A., Ed.) Proceedings of ASSC4, An international conference on The Unity of Consciousness: Binding, Unity, and Dissociation. (Abstract only.) (Held June 29-July 2, Brussels, Belgium.)

Aerts, D., Broekaert, J., & Gabora, L. (2000). Intrinsic contextuality as the crux of consciousness. In (K. Yasue, Ed.) Proceedings of Fundamental Approaches to Consciousness. John Benjamins Publishing Company. (Held in Tokyo, Japan.) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.7672]

Gabora, L. (1999). Conceptual closure: Weaving memories into an interconnected worldview. In (G. Van de Vijver & J. Chandler, Eds.) Proceedings of 'Closure: an International Conference on Emergent Organizations and their Dynamics', held by the Research Community on Evolution and Complexity and the Washington Evolutionary Systems Society, (Held May 3-5, Gent, Belgium.)

Aerts, D., Broekaert, J., & Gabora, L. (1999). Nonclassical contextuality in cognition: Borrowing from quantum mechanical approaches to indeterminism and observer dependence. In (R. Campbell, Ed.) Dialogues: Proceedings of Mind IV Conference, (Held in Dublin, Ireland.)

Gabora, L. (1996). Culture, evolution, and computation. In (T. Furuhashi, Ed.) Proceedings of the Second Online Workshop on Evolutionary Computation. Society of Fuzzy Theory and Systems.

Gabora, L. (1994). A computational model of cultural evolution. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (abstract only). (Held in Boston MA.)

Gabora, L. (1992). Should I stay or should I go: Coordinating biological needs with continuously-updated assessments of the environment. (A computer model.) In (S. Wilson, J. A. Mayer & H. Roitblat, Eds.) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (pp. 156-162), Cambridge MA: MIT Press. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.6584] [pdf]

Gabora, L., & Colgan, P. (1990). A model of the mechanisms underlying exploratory behavior. In (S. Wilson & J. A. Mayer, Eds.) Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (pp. 475-484). Cambridge MA: MIT Press. [http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.7405] [pdf]

 

Encyclopedia Entries

Gabora, L. (2013). Research on creativity. In (E. G. Carayannis, Ed.) Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (pp. 1548-1558). Berlin: Springer. [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2013). Psychology of creativity. In (E. G. Carayannis, Ed.) Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (pp. 1515-1520). Berlin: Springer. [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2013). Cultural evolution. In (Kaldis, B, Ed.) Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences (pp. 172-174). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2013). Convergent evolution. In (Maloy, S. & Hughes, K., Eds.) Brenner’s Online Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd edition (pp. 178-180). Amsterdam: Elsevier. [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2000). Memetics. In (P. Bouissac, Ed.) Encyclopedia of Semiotics. (pp. 405–408). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 



Reviews

Gabora, L. (2016). Cultivating creative thinking for an innovative world. Review of Innovating Minds: Rethinking Creativity to Inspire Change by W. Koutstaal & J. T. Binks. PsycCritiques: Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books, 61(7).

Gabora, L. & Lipo, C. (2012). Review of E. Cochrane & A. Gardner (eds.) Evolutionary and Interpretive Archaeologies: A Dialogue. KIVA: The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History, 87(1), 103–108. [pdf]

Gabora, L. & Ranjan, A. (2011). Nuancing the neuron: A review of ‘The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives’ by S. Nalbantian, P. M. Matthews, & J. L. McClelland. PsycCritiques: Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books, 56(39). [pdf]

Gabora, L. (2009). Review of 'Epigenetic principles of evolution' by Nelson R. Cabej. Quarterly Review of Biology, 84(2), p. 193. [pdf]

Provencal, A. & Gabora, L. (2007). A compelling overview of art therapy techniques and outcomes. Review of 'Art Therapy has Many Faces' by J. A. Rubin. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 1(4), 255-256.

Gabora, L. (2007). Perspectives on artistic creativity. Review of M. Turner (Ed.) 'The Artful Mind: Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity'. Philosophical Psychology, 20(5), 669-674.

Gabora, L. (2000). Nonlinear science and the psyche. Review of (Franco Orsucci, Ed.) 'The Complex Matters of the Mind'. Foundations of Science, 5(3), 391-393.

Gabora, L. (1999). To imitate is human: A review of 'The Meme Machine' by Susan Blackmore. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Systems 2(2). Reprinted with permission in Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6(5), 77-81.



Doctoral Dissertation

Gabora, L. (2001). Cognitive mechanisms underlying the origin and evolution of culture.



Short Stories and Nonacademic Publications

Gabora, L. (in press). The arts as a porthole to alternative approaches, solutions, and perspectives. An essay to accompany the art exhibition project Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy at the Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

Gabora, L. (2003). Violation, Fiction, 18(2), 121-134.


Created October 1998. Writing and artwork by Liane Gabora. Do not use without permission.

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