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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
So yea, you know how the left brain is really realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical, and the right brain is so darn creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, colorful, vivid, and poetic?
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Visual Communication Powers Emoji Evolution - UnglueYou

Visual Communication Powers Emoji Evolution - UnglueYou | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
Visual communication enables us to share our thoughts, feelings and ideas more easily. The rise in the popularity of emoji's is testament to this.
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The power of pictures. How we can use images to promote and communicate science - BioMed Central blog

The power of pictures. How we can use images to promote and communicate science - BioMed Central blog | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard the cliché, “a picture tells a thousand words”, but there is real value in using images to promote scientific content. Images help us learn, images grab attention, images explain tough concepts, and inspire. Why do we love images so much? We are very visual creatures. A large percentage of the human brain... Read more »
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This article focuses on images to communicate scientific ideas. But in doing so it also covers the key benefits of using images as a form of communication. For example our ability to process visual information quickly and effectively, the ability of images to motivate and their power for storytelling.
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Creative leadership: New perspectives and problem solving through collage art

Creative leadership: New perspectives and problem solving through collage art | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”  Henry Ford Students from Kingston University London on the Creative Leadership module of a Management PgDip/MA...
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One of my case studies - Kingston University London

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5 TED Talks for Encouragement and Motivation - Huffington Post

5 TED Talks for Encouragement and Motivation - Huffington Post | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
“ I decided to take a couple days to revisit hobbies I love (because there are more kinds of love than just the romantic kind), like blogging on a more consistent basis than I have for the past six months.”
Via Roy Sheneman, PhD, Create Wise Leader
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TED Talks always motivate me.  Have you watched one lately?

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5 Ted Talks for Encouragement and Motivation

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Creativity in Therapy: Collage Art Therapy (Part 1)

Creativity in Therapy: Collage Art Therapy (Part 1) | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
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Collage art can be also be used outside of the therapeutic setting for personal and professional development. Unlike the author of this article I am not a therapist so do not preselect images but provide clients with a wide range of magazines for them to self select from.

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Creative Britain - Vol. 27, Part 8 ( August 2014)

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Creative Britain - Vol. 27, Part 8 ( August 2014)
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UnglueYou - YouTube

Videos featuring the use of art and storytelling as a way of expression, connection and communication that can aid clarity, focus and decision making. The ap...
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Scott Barry Kaufman on Passion, Inspiration, Play, and Creativity (Video)

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The Creativity Post Co-founder Scott Barry Kaufman talks about the importance of passion, inspiration, play, and creativity.
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Sir Ken Robinson, Creativity, Learning & the Curriculum - YouTube

Edited highlights from Sir Ken Robinson's talk at Learning Without Frontiers recorded March 16th, 2011, London.
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The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield

The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
How do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? Explore these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who have mastered the art of bringing a scene or emotion to life.
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Beyond Words: Art Therapy with Older Adults - YouTube

This video explores how some older Americans stay vital through creativity, and how some are helped through art. It demonstrates the many ways in which art t...
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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
This is because the visual memory is encoded in the medial temporal lobe of the brain, the same place where emotions are processed. The brain is set up in a way that visual stimuli and emotional response is easily linked, and together the two form memories.
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I'm interested in why images are so powerful when used in collage for self-development. The fact that 'the visual memory is encoded in the the same place where emotions are processed' helps to explain why clients are motivated to action by their choice of images. 
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Students explore creativity in all majors

Students explore creativity in all majors | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
Chelsie Snow, owner of Bricolage and instructor of Creative Bootcamp, an 8-week program on how to wield creativity, believes all majors are creative.
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Humans see an image in just 13 milliseconds

Humans see an image in just 13 milliseconds | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
MIT neuroscientists found the human brain can process images almost eight times faster than has previously been proven.
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The power of images:
A study proves that humans see an image in just 13 miliseconds. The fact that we can do that at these high speeds indicates to the researchers that what vision does is find concepts. The study also suggests that as the images are seen for only 13 milliseconds before the next one appears, that part of the brain must continue to process those images for longer than that.

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Art therapy: changing lives, one image at a time: Cathy Malchiodi at TEDxOverlandPark - YouTube

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The speaker mentions collage art as a form of art therapy. Taken out of the therapeutic environment collage art has the same benefits for those who have not experienced a psychological trauma. This includes the well-being experienced by taking part in a creative activity, play and using images to voice feelings when words are difficult to articulate. In her summary she concludes that it, enhances lives, is fun, makes you feel better and is available to everybody. I couldn't agree more, even when talking from a purely collage perspective.

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Creative Inspiration - Art Therapy helps with coping, encourages healing

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Any type of creative outlet can be therapeutic, provided the artist is able to find a sense of healing and release in the practice. See how four people living with lupus are using art to help them cope with lupus.
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The Power of Metaphor

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In their book, 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, co-authors Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel use the bicycle as a metaphor to vividly illustrate how the organization and flow of...
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Creativity and Well-being

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I facilitated a workshop recently where one of the clients commented on how much she was enjoying the activity. As she could feel it relieving her stress she said she wanted to carry on at home. Ho...
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Developing Mindful Leaders for the C-Suite

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The use of meditation, introspection, and journaling are taking hold at successful enterprises.
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» Combat Metaphors in Business Often Backfire - Psych Central News

» Combat Metaphors in Business Often Backfire  - Psych Central News | Visual Communication & Personal-development Through Collage | Scoop.it
A new study discovers bosses who try to motivate their employees with violent rhetoric -- think of Steve Jobs declaring "thermonuclear war" on Samsung -- may (Combat Metaphors in Business Often Backfire http://t.co/qT26k0CrPS...
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The interesting thing is people often don't realise they are even using metaphors when trying to convey an idea, thought or feeling.

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