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Alaedini Z, Kalantari M, Kajbaf M B, Molavi H. Study of the effects of alpha/theta neurofeedback and heart rate variability biofeedback on emotional and cognitive creativity in elementary school children. Advances in Cognitive Science. 2018; 20 (2) :1-13
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1- Assistant Professor and FacultyMember of Higher Education Institute of Almahdi Mehr
2- Associate Professor and Faculty Member of University of Isfahan
3- Full Professor and Faculty Member of University of Isfahan
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Introduction: There are hundreds of ways to develop creativity among children, youths and adults. Developing new ideas and ways of teaching creativity should incorporate the interests and hobbies of children and young adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of alpha/theta neurofeedback and heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback on emotional and cognitive creativity in elementary school children in the citly of Isfahan. Method:The sample consisted of 90 children who participate in the research vulnarably. Participants were randomly assigned to control five experimental groups. Emotional and cognitive creativity were measured by Torrance’s Test of Creativity and Averill’s Emotional Creativity Inventory. The experimental groups participated in 15  HRV biofeedback sessions, 15 alpha/theta neurofeedback sessions. It was hypothesized  that each of these methods increases creativity and also have differetnt effects on emotional and cognitive creativity and  their components in the experimental groups. Results:The result of analysis of variance of  repeated  measures showed  that these methods significantly increased  emotional and cognitive creativity and  their components (p< 0.05). HRV biofeedback had more effect on emotional creativity. And Pz alpha/theta neurofeedback had more effect on cognitive creativity. Conclusion: alpha/theta neurofeedback increased cognitive creativity, and heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback increased emotional creativity.  
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/7 | Accepted: 2017/10/10 | Published: 2018/09/11

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