DOI: 10.1515/les.2005.125
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Hannelore Lee-Jahnke

Abstract: The creative process, however, as most mental activities, is not only gover ned by intellect, but also by emotion . Some neurologists have put forward the hypothesis that creative thinking is closely connected with the anter ior hypothalamus in the brain, which is the centre of libido and lust and motivates not only sexual fantasies but fantasies and daydreaming of all types . Such fantasies seem to be important for creative thinking . ( Kussmaul 1995:48).