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Neuroscience & Creativity: New Findings

Neuroscience & Creativity: New Findings | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

"Thoughtful cognitive neuroscientists such as Rex Jung, Darya Zabelina, Andreas Fink, John Kounios, Mark Beeman, Kalina Christoff, Oshin Vartanian, Jeremy Gray, Hikaru Takeuchi and others are on the forefront of investigating what actually happens in the brain during the creative process. And their findings are overturning conventional notions surrounding the neuroscience of creativity.

 

The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain. Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.

 

Instead, the entire creative process– from the initial burst of inspiration to the final polished product– consists of many interacting cognitive processes and emotions. Depending on the stage of the creative process, and what you’re actually attempting to create, different brain regions are recruited to handle the task."


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Julie King's curator insight, September 2, 2013 6:06 PM

Creative process involves the whole brain!

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, September 5, 2013 11:26 AM

As humans we seem programmed to divide everything into this and that. Then find out it is all part of a much wider whole. Brain and creativity no different after all!

santina kerslake's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:17 PM

Left + Right = Creativity, interesting news from neuroscience.

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5 Big Discoveries about Personal Effectiveness in 2012

5 Big Discoveries about Personal Effectiveness in 2012 | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Five of the bigger self-improvement takeaways from this past year.
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Some really useful research based insights here!

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To Achieve Your Goals, Learn How To Hack Your Brain

To Achieve Your Goals, Learn How To Hack Your Brain | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
During the Major League Baseball playoffs over the next few weeks, you’ll likely hear a comment about a pitcher having a bad outing. You’ll hear commentators say he’s throwing but he’s not pitching.
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The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain

The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to be more persuasive, convincing, or if nothing else, understand how others try to influence you? …Of course! Who hasn’t?

 

Understanding how storytelling works in persuasion, influence, and change, and the research/neuroscience that informs it all is critical if anyone is going to work with stories effectively.

 

And hooray -- Gregory Ciotti has put together his list of favorite books that help us understand persuasion, influence, change, and stories more deeply. We'll all become more articulate and better at our craft -- whether you are a consultant, storyteller, entrepreneur or CEO.

 

Some of these I've read, some I haven't -- so I can't wait to dig into this list myself.

 

I hope we all learn lots and gain lots of useable insights for our work. Enjoy!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 


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Karen Dietz's comment, September 20, 2012 5:34 PM
Thanks for the comment Michael! Enjoy the day.
Metta Solutions's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:07 PM

Must have list on influence !

Metta Solutions's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:08 PM

Must have list on influence !

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People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.