Dr. Mónica López-González is a Johns Hopkins University- and MICA-trained cognitive neuroscientist whose current work, as co-founder and scientific & artistic director of La Petite Noiseuse Productions, is focused on understanding the process of creative thinking. It's a process she knows pretty well. Outside the academic setting, she is also a photographer and a theater artist, and the writer/director of a trilogy of plays, the third of which is receiving its world premiere next weekend at the Theater Project. It’s called Framed Illusion. Monica Lopez Gonzalez joins Tom in Studio A to talk about her preoccupation with how the human mind seeks out -- and processes -- new and useful ideas, and how she's worked that quest into her own art.