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|Title:||Mental imagery boosts music compositional creativity||Authors:||Wong S.S.H.
|Issue Date:||2017||Citation:||Wong S.S.H., Lim S.W.H. (2017). Mental imagery boosts music compositional creativity. PLoS ONE 12 (3) : e0174009. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174009||Abstract:||We empirically investigated the effect of mental imagery on young children's music compositional creativity. Children aged 5 to 8 years participated in two music composition sessions. In the control session, participants based their composition on a motif that they had created using a sequence of letter names. In the mental imagery session, participants were given a picture of an animal and instructed to imagine the animal's sounds and movements, before incorporating what they had imagined into their composition. Six expert judges independently rated all music compositions on creativity based on subjective criteria (consensual assessment). Reliability analyses indicated that the expert judges demonstrated a high level of agreement in their ratings. The mental imagery compositions received significantly higher creativity ratings by the expert judges than did the control compositions. These results provide evidence for the effectiveness of mental imagery in enhancing young children's music compositional creativity. © 2017 Wong, Lim. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.||Source Title:||PLoS ONE||URI:||https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/161205||ISSN:||19326203||DOI:||10.1371/journal.pone.0174009|
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