The supposed interlocking of two matrixes, or frames of thought, leading to creative ideas.
This concept was proposed by A. KOESTLER, as the sudden association of "two self-consistent, but habitually unconnected frames of reference". KOESTLER explains: "I have coined the term "bisociation" in order to make a distinction between the routine skills of thinking on a single "plane", as it were, and the creative act, which … always operates on more than one plane" (1964, p.35).
Bisociation is generally sudden and unexpected. Numerous examples are known in sciences and the arts.
Bisociation, as a model, is in fact an attempt to explain the way analogies (or even significant metaphors) suddenly crop up.
The concept seems also related to K. STEINBUCH's learning matrixes
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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