Columnist: Neuroscientists have found that states of profound creativity are accompanied by an increase of theta bra...

Sangwook on November 24, 2015

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I'm not sure whether I consider the 1st sentence ("Neuroscientists...are accompanied by an increase of theta brain waves") as causal relation or as conditional reasoning sentence. Please explain which one is right. Thanks,

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Mehran on December 3, 2015

Thanks for your question, @Batman. The first sentence of this stimulus ("Neuroscientists have found that states of profound creativity are accompanied by an increase of theta brain waves, which occur in many regions of the brain, including the hippocampus.") is neither a causal nor a conditional reasoning sentence. Rather, it merely establishes a correlation--that two things seem to be occurring together. It is logically flawed to assume that a correlation implies a causal relationship.

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