Publications

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Preprints

Ovando-Tellez, M., Kenett, Y. N., Benedek, M. Bernard, M., Belo, Y., Belanger, B., Bieth, T., & Volle, E. (2021). Brain connectivity-based prediction of real-life creativity is mediated by semantic memory structure. BioArxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2021.07.28.453991.

Kenett, Y. N., & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2020). Novel conceptual combinations can dynamically reconfigure semantic memory networks. PsyArxiv.
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Christensen, A. P., & Kenett, Y. N. (2020). Semantic network analysis (SemNA): A tutorial on preprocessing, constructing, and analyzing semantic networks. PsyArxiv.
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Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals (* – equal contribution)

2021

Hills, T. T., & Kenett, Y. N. (2021). Is the mind a network? Maps, vehicles, and skyhooks in cognitive network science. Topics in Cognitive Science. DOI: 10.1111/tops.12570.

Kenett, Y. N., Ungar, L., & Chatterjee, A. (2021). Beauty and wellness in the semantic memory of the beholder. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:696507. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.696507.

Levy*, O., Kenett*, Y. N., Oxenberg, O., Castro, N., De Deyne, S., Vitevitch, M. S., & Havlin, S. (2021). Unveiling the interactive nature of semantics and phonology in lexical access based on multiplex networks. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 11479. DOI:

Beaty, R. E., Zeitlen, D. C., Baker, B. S., & Kenett, Y. N. (2021). Forward flow and creative thought: Assessing associative cognition and its role in divergent thinking. Thinking Skills and Creativity

Cosgrove, A. L., Kenett, Y. N., Beaty, R. E., & Diaz, M. T. (2021). Quantifying flexibility of thought: The resiliency of semantic networks differs across the lifespan. Cognition, 211, 104631.
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Li, Y., Kenett, Y. N., Hu, W., & Beaty, R. E. (2021). Flexible semantic network structure supports the production of creative metaphors. Creativity Research Journal.
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Kenett, Y. N., Rosen, D., Tamez, E., & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2021). Noninvasive brain stimulation to lateral prefrontal cortex alters the novelty of creative idea generation. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.
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2020

Kenett*, Y. N., Kraemer*, D. J. M., Alfred, K. L., Collaizi, G. A., Cortes, R. A., & Green, A. E. (2020). Developing a neurally informed ontology of creativity measurement. NeuroImage, 117166.
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Beaty, R. E., & Kenett, Y. N.(2020). Mapping the creative mind. American Scientist, 108(4), 218-224.
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Paulin, T., Roquet, D., Kenett, Y. N., Savage, G., & Irish, M. (2020). The effect of semantic memory degeneration on creative thinking: A voxel-based morphometry analysis. NeuroImage, 220, 117073.
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Kenett, Y. N., Anderson, S., Chen, E., Kelly, J. M., Christian, M., Patrick, J., Huang, L., Lewis, K., & Gray, K. (2020). Clarifying what forward flow is (and isn’t): Reply to Rossiter (2020). American Psychologist, 75(5), 727-728.
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Kenett, Y. N., Beckage, N. M., Siew, C. S. Q., & Wulff, D. U. (2020). Cognitive network science: A new frontier. Complexity, 2020, 6870278.
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Matheson, H. E., & Kenett, Y. N. (2020b). The role of the motor system in generating creative thoughts. Neuroimage, 213, 16697.
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Hartung*, F., Kenett*, Y. N., Cardillo, E. R., Humphries, S., Klooster, N., & Chatterjee, A. (2020). Context matters: Novel metaphors in supportive and non-supportive contexts. NeuroImage, 212, 116645.
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Matheson, H. E., & Kenett, Y., N., (2020a). A novel coding scheme for assessing responses in divergent thinking: An embodied approach. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.
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Coburn, A., Vartanian, O., Kenett, Y. N., Nadal, M., Hertung, F., Hayn-Leichsenring, G. U., Navarrete, G., González-Mora, J. L., & Chatterjee, A. (2020). Psychological and neural responses to architectural interiors. Cortex, 126, 217-241.
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Kenett*, Y., Betzel*, R. F., & Beaty, R. E. (2020). Community structure of the creative brain at rest. Neuroimage, 210, 116578.
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Beaty*, R. E., Chen*, Q., Christensen, A. P.,Kenett, Y. N., Silvia, P. J., Benedek, M., & Schacter, D. L. (2020). Default network contributions to episodic and semantic processing during divergent thinking: A representational similarity analysis. Neuroimage, 209, 116499.
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Hayn-Leichsenring*, G. U., Kenett*, Y. N., Schulz, K., & Chatterjee, A. (2020). Abstract art paintings, global image properties, and verbal descriptions: An empirical and computational investigation. Acta Psychologica
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2019

Stella, M., & Kenett, Y. N. (2019). Viability in multiplex lexical networks and machine learning characterize human creativity. Big Data and Cognitive Computing, 3(3), 45.
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Wulff, D. U., De Deyne, S., Jones, M. N., Mata, R., & the Aging Lexicon Consortium (2019). New perspective on the aging lexicon. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(8), 686-698.
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Siew, C. S. Q., Wulff, D., Beckage, N. M., & Kenett, Y. (2019). Cognitive Network Science: A review of research on cognition through the lens of network representations, processes, and dynamics. Complexity, 24.
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Kenett, Y. N., & Faust, M. (2019). A semantic network cartography of the creative mind. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(4), 274-276.
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Gray, K., Anderson, S., Chen, E., Kelly, J. M., Christian, M., Patrick, J., Huang, L., Kenett, Y. N., & Lewis, K. (2019). Forward flow: A new measure to quantify free thought and predict creativity. American Psychologist, 74(5), 539-554.
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Kenett, Y. N.(2019). What can quantitative measures of semantic distance tell us about creativity? Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 27, 11-16.
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2018

Kenett, Y. N., Beaty, R. E., & Medaglia, J. D. (2018). A computational network control theory analysis of depression symptoms. Personality Neuroscience, 1, E18.
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Christensen, A. P., Kenett, Y. N., Cotter, K. N., Beaty, R. E., & Silvia, P. J. (2018). Remotely close associations: Openness to experience and semantic network structure. European Journal of Personality. 32, 480-492.
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Kenett, Y. N., Gold, R. & Faust, M. (2018). Metaphor comprehension in low and high creative individuals. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:482.
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Christensen*, A. P., Kenett*, Y. N., Aste, T.,Silvia, P. J., & Kwapil, T. R. (2018). Network structure of the short forms of the Wisconsin schizotypy scales-short forms: Examining psychometric network filtering approaches. Behavior Research Methods, 50(6), 2531-2550.
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Kenett*, Y. N.,Medaglia*, J. D., Beaty, R. E., Chen, Q., Betzel, R. F., Thompson-Schill, S. L., & Qiu, J. (2018). Driving the brain towards creativity and intelligence: A network control theory analysis. Neuropsychologia, 118, 79-90.
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Kenett*, Y. N., Levy*, O., Kenett, D. Y., Stanley, H. E., Faust, M., & Havlin, S. (2018). Flexibility of thought in high creative individuals represented by percolation analysis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(5), 867-872.
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Beaty, R. E., Kenett, Y. N., Christensen, A. P., Rosenberg, M. D., Benedek, M., Chen, Q., Fink, A. Qiu, J., Kwapil, T. R., Kane, M. J., & Silvia, P. J. (2018). Robust prediction of individual creative ability from brain functional connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(5), 1087-1092.
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2017

Kenett, Y. N., Levi, E., Anaki, D., & Faust, M. (2017). The semantic distance task: Quantifying semantic distance with semantic network path length. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 43(9), 1470-1489.
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Benedek, M., Kenett, Y. N., Umdasch, K., Anaki, D., Faust, M., & Neubauer, A. (2017). How semantic memory structure and intelligence contribute to creative thought: A network science approach. Thinking & Reasoning, 23(2), 158-183.
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2016

Borodkin, K., Kenett, Y. N., Faust, M., & Mashal, N. (2016). When pumpkin is closer to onion than squash: The structure of the second language lexicon. Cognition, 156, 60-70.
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Kenett, Y. N., Beaty, R. E., Silvia, P. J., Anaki, D., & Faust, M. (2016). Structure and flexibility: Investigating the relation between the structure of the mental lexicon, fluid intelligence and creative achievement. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 10(4), 377-388.
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Beaty, R. E., Kaufman, S. B., Benedek, M., Jung, R. E., Kenett, Y. N., Jauk, E., Neubauer, A., & Silvia, P. J. (2016). Personality and complex brain networks: The role of openness to experience in default network efficiency. Human Brain Mapping, 37(2), 773-779.
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Kenett, Y. N., Gold, R., & Faust, M. (2016). The hyper-modular associative mind: A computational analysis of associative responses of persons with Asperger syndrome. Language and Speech, 59(3), 297-317.
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2015

Shai, S., Kenett, D. Y., Kenett, Y. N., Faust, M., Dobson, S., & Havlin, S. (2015). Critical tipping point distinguishing two types of transitions in modular network structure. Physics Review E., 92(6).
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Kenett, Y. N., Anaki, D., & Faust, M. (2015). Processing of unconventional stimuli requires the recruitment of the non-specialized hemisphere. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:32.
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2014

Faust, M., & Kenett, Y. N. (2014). Rigidity, chaos and integration: Hemispheric interaction and individual differences in metaphoric comprehension. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:511.
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Kenett, Y. N., Anaki, D., & Faust, M. (2014). Investigating the structure of semantic networks in low and high creative persons. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:407.
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Faust-Socher, A., Kenett, Y. N., Cohen, O. S., Hassin-Baer, S. & Inzelberg, R. (2014). Enhanced creative thinking under dopaminergic treatment in Parkinson disease. Annals of Neurology, 75(6), 935-942.
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Shai, S., Kenett, D. Y., Kenett, Y. N., Faust, M., Dobson, S., & Havlin, S. (2014). Resilience of complex modular networks. ArXiv preprint, arXiv:1404.4748.
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2013

Kenett, Y. N., Wechsler-Kashi, D., Kenett, D. Y., Ben-Jacob, E., Schwartz, R. G., & Faust, M. (2013). Semantic organization in children with Cochlear Implants: Computational analysis of verbal fluency. Frontiers in Psychological Science, 4(543).
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2011

Kenett, Y. N., Kenett, D. Y., Ben-Jacob, E., & Faust, M. (2011). Global and local features of semantic networks: Evidence from the Hebrew mental lexicon. PLoS ONE6(8): e23912.
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Book Chapters

Kenett, Y. N. (forthcoming). Creatively searching through semantic memory structure: A short integrative review. In L. Ball and F. Vallée-Tourangea (Eds.). Routledge International Handbook of Creative Cognition (pp. xx-xx). Routledge.

Kenett, Y. N.,& Chatterjee, A. (forthcoming). The neuroscience of well-being: A general framework and its relation to humanistic flourishing. In J. O. Pawelski and L. Tay (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology on the Arts and Humanities: Theory and Research (pp. xx-xx). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Kenett, Y., & Faust, M. (2019). Clinical Cognitive Networks: A graph theory approach (pp. 136-165). In M. S. Vitevitch (Ed.), Network Science in Cognitive Science. New York, NY: Rutledge.

Kenett, Y. (2018). Investigating creativity from a semantic network perspective. In Kapoula, Z., Volle, E., Renoult, J., & Andreatta, M. (Eds.), Exploring Transdisciplinarity in Art and Science (pp. 49-75). Cham: Springer.

Kenett, Y. N.(2018). Going the extra creative mile: The role of semantic distance in creativity – theory, research, and measurement. In R. E. Jung & O. Vartanian (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Neuroscience of Creativity (pp. 233-248). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

De Deyne, S., Kenett, Y. N., Anaki, D., Faust, M., & Navarro, D. J. (2016). Large-scale network representations of semantics in the mental lexicon. In M. N. Jones (Ed.), Big Data in Cognitive Science: From Methods to Insights(pp. 174-202). New York, NY: Psychology Press: Taylor & Francis.

Conference Proceedings (* – equal contribution)

Malle, B. F., Austerweil, J. L., Chi, V. B., Kenett, Y. N., Beck, E. D., Thapa, S., & Allaham, M. M. (2021). Cognitive properties of norm representations. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Tesmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 819-826).

Kenett, Y. N., Baker, B., Hills, T. T., Hart, Y. & Beaty, R. E. (2021). Creative foraging: Examining relations between foraging styles, semantic memory structure, and creative thinking. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Tesmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 3198).

Ovan-Tellez, M., Kenett, Y. N., Benedek, M., & Volle, E. (2021). Brain connectivity-based prediction of semantic network properties related to creativity. In T. Fitch, C. Lamm, H. Leder, & K. Tesmar-Raible (Eds.), Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 3427).

Kenett, Y., N., Castro, N., Karuza, E., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2019). Cognitive network science: Quantitatively investigating the complexity of cognition. In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41stAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 31-32). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.
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Beaty, R. E., Kenett, Y. N., & Hass, R. (2019). Fanning creative thought: Semantic richness impacts divergent thinking. In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41stAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 126-131). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.
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Bernard*, M., Kenett*, Y. N., Ovando-Tellez, M., Benedek, M., & Volle, E. (2019). Building individual semantic networks and exploring their relationship with creativity. In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41stAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 138-144). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.
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Kenett, Y., N.,Tompary, A. M., & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2019). How the organization of autobiographical memory changes over time In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41stAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 3294). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.
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Sargent, M., LePage, A. D., Kenett, Y. N., & Matheson, H. (2019). The role of environment and body in divergent thinking tasks. In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 3527). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.
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Kenett, Y.N., & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2017). Dynamic effects of conceptual combination on semantic network structure. In G. Gunzeimann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrinck, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39thAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 657-662). London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.
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Sarathy, V., Scheutz, M., Kenett, Y. N.,Allaham, M. M., Austerweil, J. L., & Malle, B. F. (2017). Mental representations and computational modelling of context-specific human norm systems. In G. Gunzeimann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrinck, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39thAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1035-1040). London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.
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Kenett, Y. N., & Austerweil, J. L. (2016). Examining search processes in low and high creative individuals with random walks. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38thAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 313-318). Philadelphia, PA: Cognitive Science Society.
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Zemla, J. C., Kenett, Y. N., Jun, K.-S., & Austerweil, J. L. (2016). U-INVITE: Estimating individual semantic networks from fluency data. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J. C. Trueswell (Eds.). Proceedings of the 38thAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1907-1912). Philadelphia, PA: Cognitive Science Society.
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