Current Research


The Centre's research activities currently underway in our MindLab investigate creativity and the mind's hidden skills, the Centre's two main themes.

We have established a state of the art mind laboratory (MindLab) at the University of Sydney, with magnetic pulse stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and brainwave sensing (EEG) apparatus. It has enabled our revolutionary findings about the mind's hidden skills, described in Nature as "startling" and in a recent New Scientist cover story as "brave and original". It has inspired new explorations into human creative potential and may ultimately open the door to technological applications for amplifying creativity.


Current Projects


Scientific ways to enhance creativity

Using non-invasive brain stimulation to access the mind's hidden skills


Recent Research Highlights


Are angry male and female faces represented in opposite hemispheres of the female brain?

Savant-like numerosity skills revealed in normal people by magnetic pulses

The Creativity Quotient: an objective scoring of ideational fluency

Nonconscious idea generation

Concept formation: 'object' attributes dynamically inhibited from conscious awareness

Savant-like skills exposed in normal people by supressing the left fronto-temporal lobe