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NeuroScience of Creativity – Beau Lotto

A thought piece on creativity by neuroscientist Beau Lotto.

Our brains are geared to make fast assumptions, and questioning them in many cases could prove fatal. If your ancestors wondered for too long whether that noise was a predator or not, you wouldn’t be here now.

Everything begins with not knowing. What if you identified your assumptions and questioned them?

The neuroscience of creativity

Unraveling the underlying neural mechanisms of human creativity is a tough knot to untie. Despite its difficulties, or perhaps because of them, neuroscientists are on the hunt.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.medicalnewstoday.com

Evolution has fostered and rewarded creativity. Creativity is as human as conversation.

How to Cultivate Your Creativity [Book Excerpt]

Adapted from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind , by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire

Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.scientificamerican.com

Refreshing research insights to assist your #creativity considerations in the new year

  1. be open to new experiences
  2. cultivate a drive for exploration
  3. explore and engage in new things
  4. live the question (embrace uncertainty)

Afterall – the drive to explore, the ability to adapt to new environments and the ability to thrive in the face of uncertainty all provide important survival advantages.

And yes folks, this is what we are advocating during World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) April 15 – 21 every year.  Tell the world how you will be celebrating #WCIW2016 and here.

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What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

What you can do is be receptive and expose yourself to a lot of insight triggers. Also, positive moods tend to promote eureka moments. On the contrary, anxiety will promote analytical thoughts.

Source: www.fastcompany.com

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