Papers and Projects


In Progress


Merseal, H. M., Patterson, J. D., Agnoli, S., Benedek, M., Chen, Q., Corazza, G. E., Forthmann, B., Karwowski, M., Kenett, Y. N., Miroshnik, K., Ovando-Tellez, M., Puente, R., Said-Metwaly, S., Volle, E., van Hell, J. G., & Beaty, R. E. (In prep). Automated creativity assessment around the world: Validating semantic distance across multiple languages.

Merseal, H. M., Link, A. Korenar, M., Beaty, R. E., & van Hell, J. G. (In prep). Linking semantic network structure to creativity in codeswitching bilinguals.

Beaty, R. E., Cortes, R. A., Merseal, H. M., Hardiman, M., & Green, A. (In prep). Brain network functional connectivity supporting scientific creative thinking.

Merseal, H. M., Beaty, R. E., Kenett, Y. N., Lloyd-Cox, J., de Manzano, Ö, & Norgaard, M. (Under review). Representing melodic relationships using network science. Preprint available at

Merseal, H. M., Luchini, S., Kenett, Y. N., Knudsen, K., Bilder, R. M., & Beaty, R. E. (Under review). Free association ability distinguishes highly creative artists from scientists: Findings from the Big C Project.

Merseal, H. M., Frieler, K., Weiss, D. J., & Beaty, R. E. (Under review). It don’t mean a thing (If it ain’t sequencing): Temporal constraints on melodic sequencing in jazz improvisation.


Merseal, H. M., Cortes, R. A., Cotter, K. N., & Beaty, R. E. (2022). Recent advances in applied creativity science: Introduction to a special issue. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 8(1), 1-5.

Beaty, R. E., Merseal, H. M., & Zeitlen, D. C. (2022, in press). Network neuroscience of domain-general and domain-specific creativity. In L. J. Ball & F. Vallée-Tourangeau (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Creative Cognition. Taylor & Francis.

Beaty, R. E., Frieler, K., Norgaard, M., Merseal, H. M., MacDonald, M. C., & Weiss, D. J. (2021). Musical improvisations of expert musicians contain sequencing biases seen in language production. Journal of Experimental Psychology, General, 151(4), 912–920.

Hickey, P., Merseal, H. M., Patel, A. D., and Race, E. (2020). Memory in time: Neural tracking of low-frequency rhythm dynamically modulates memory formation. NeuroImage, 213, 116693.

Merseal, H. M. (2019). Be still in haste, for small orchestra. Score and parts available here.