Creative thought is by its nature ex nihilo, without origin, by definition, for otherwise it would not be creative. B
A psychological core for economics
Brendan Markey-Towler

If it – creativity – is about association of existing elements, that cannot be true! Rather, new gestalts are formed as integrations of connectable elements based on a path-dependent process of association and analysis. The gestalten are formed iteratively and adapt successively to what is learned newly in an ‘iteration’.