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The highly productive habits of Alan Turing

The highly productive habits of Alan Turing | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it

Turing's genius played a key role in helping the Allies win the Battle of the Atlantic—a naval blockade against the Third Reich that depended for success on the cracking and re-cracking of Germany's Enigma cipher. That single espionage victory gave the United States control of the Atlantic shipping lanes, eventually setting the stage for the 1944 invasion of Normandy.

But even before this history-changing achievement, Turing laid the groundwork for the world we live in today by positing a "universal computing machine" in 1936. "It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence," he contended.

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The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them

The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it
concept maps concept mapping knowledge models meaningful learning cmaptools (The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them http://t.co/4XegBGTy1W Institute for Human and Machine...

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The Philosophy of Creativity

The Philosophy of Creativity | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it
This collection of new essays on creativity integrates philosophical insights with empirical research.
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susanna oreskovic's curator insight, June 8, 10:34 AM

Good read if you have the time to actually read and mull over ideas. Something we don't allow ourselves to do these days. Sit down and read a little.

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We're About to Tell You the Secret to Creativity, and You May NOT Want to Sit Down - InformED

We're About to Tell You the Secret to Creativity, and You May NOT Want to Sit Down - InformED | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it

The study found that walking indoors or outdoors similarly boosted creative inspiration. The act of walking itself, and not the environment, was the main factor. A person walking indoors – on a treadmill in a room facing a blank wall – produced twice as many creative responses compared to a person sitting down.


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Anne Whisken's curator insight, May 8, 4:51 PM

'It’s important to note that, according to the study, the type of creativity affected by walking is associated with “divergent,” rather than “convergent,” thinking. In other words, walking benefits creative brainstorming but not the kind of focused thinking required for single, correct answers.'

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/news/creativity-and-walking/#ixzz31Ag3q0vI

Character Minutes's curator insight, May 14, 1:55 PM

Great info to share with the trait of creativity.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, May 17, 3:17 AM

Κάτι ήξερε και ο Αριστοτέλης: 

http://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%A0%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%B9%CF%80%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B7%CF%84%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AE_%CE%A3%CF%87%CE%BF%CE%BB%CE%AE

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The Creativity Crisis

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Children have become less creative over the past 20 years according to Hee Kyung Kim (2011).  The study included of over 40 years of data from the Torrence Tests of Creativity, it showed that all b...
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Overcoming Perfectionism: Don't Be Afraid to Get a 'C' by Sam Bennett / Creativity-Portal.com

Overcoming Perfectionism: Don't Be Afraid to Get a 'C' by Sam Bennett / Creativity-Portal.com | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it
Perfectionism is an insidious demon that must be fought with every weapon you've got.
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Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER

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SCAMPER is a technique you can use to spark your creativity and help you overcome any challenge you may be facing. In essence, SCAMPER is a general-purpose checklist with idea-spurring questions — which is both easy to use and surprisingly powerful.

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Zigmas Bigelis's curator insight, April 15, 10:51 PM

An interwsting technique- each part is desribed.S = Substitute
C = Combine
A = Adapt
M = Magnify
P = Put to Other Uses
E = Eliminate (or Minify)
R = Rearrange (or Reverse)

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The Accomplished Creative’s Afflictions

The Accomplished Creative’s Afflictions | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it

Accomplished creatives suffer afflictions often unique to their station in life. These afflictions can stall them from experiencing deeper fulfillment and having greater impact. Speaker & creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis defines three such patterns and offers suggestions for addressing them.

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Grit and the Secret of Success

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How to cultivate the character quality that predicts excellence more than any other.

“Inspiration is for amateurs -- the rest of us jus
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Creativity and connecting the unconnected: part 2 of our interview with Michael Michalko - Think Jar Collective

Creativity and connecting the unconnected: part 2 of our interview with Michael Michalko - Think Jar Collective | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective concludes the interview with creativity expert Michael Michalko. Michalko shares some interesting stories and ways to apply creative problem solving techniques.
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Creativity training

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When we think of creativity as just another line-item in the long checklist of marketable credentials, we temper its power and make genuinely creative thinking more difficult to attain. The purpose of creativity is not to make us better employees, but to make the world a more expressive and innovative place.


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Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, February 14, 6:44 PM
A welcome reminder of the greater potential of the power of creative imagination. Celebrate World and Innovation Week April 15-21.
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Mycoted

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Creativity, Innovation, Tools, Techniques, Books, Discussions, Puzzles, Brain Teasers, Training ...

Mycoted is a company dedicated to improving Creativity and Innovation for solving problems worldwide, with that in mind, we provide a central repository for Creativity and Innovation on the Internet as a summary of tools, techniques, mind exercises, puzzles, book reviews etc, that is open to all - and can be written by all.

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Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline

Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it
Once considered the product of genius or divine inspiration, creativity — the ability to spot problems and devise smart solutions — is being recast as a teachable skill.
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The 3 myths about creativity in business

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Creativity is vital in business; far too important to be left to a special cadre of 'creative people'.
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Studying Collective Human Decision Making and Creativity with Evolutionary Computation

We report a summary of our interdisciplinary research project "Evolutionary Perspective on Collective Decision Making" that was conducted through close collaboration between computational, organizational and social scientists at Binghamton University. We redefined collective human decision making and creativity as evolution of ecologies of ideas, where populations of ideas evolve via continual applications of evolutionary operators such as reproduction, recombination, mutation, selection, and migration of ideas, each conducted by participating humans. Based on this evolutionary perspective, we generated hypotheses about collective human decision making using agent-based computer simulations. The hypotheses were then tested through several experiments with real human subjects. Throughout this project, we utilized evolutionary computation (EC) in non-traditional ways---(1) as a theoretical framework for reinterpreting the dynamics of idea generation and selection, (2) as a computational simulation model of collective human decision making processes, and (3) as a research tool for collecting high-resolution experimental data of actual collaborative design and decision making from human subjects. We believe our work demonstrates untapped potential of EC for interdisciplinary research involving human and social dynamics.

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Is Grit Stifling Our Creativity?

Is Grit Stifling Our Creativity? | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it
Stressed out, relentless, martyrdom is often viewed as part and parcel of success.
From the sleepless persona of the Tech entrepreneurs, to the ubiquitous chatter around “grit,” tenacity has become synonymous with achievement. Yet, new emergent research is illustrating that perhaps dogged determination has been glamorized far beyond its usefulness.
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What is creativity? | plus.maths.org

What is creativity? | plus.maths.org | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it

One aspect of the project that we are particularly excited about is highlighting the role of creativity in mathematics research. All mathematicians tell us that doing original mathematics is highly creative – but what exactly do they mean by that? We asked some researchers from a range of subjects about the role of creativity in their work.

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The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill

The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it
They cannot focus on one thing quite like the average person. Essentially, their stream of ideas is always running -- the tap does not shut off -- and, as a result, creative people show schizophren...
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To Get Creative, Get Walking

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Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, was known for his walking meetings. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has also been seen holding meetings on foot. And perhaps you’ve paced back and forth on occasion to drum up ideas.
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Living More Fully and Creatively Without So Much Inner Static | TalentDevelop

Living More Fully and Creatively Without So Much Inner Static | TalentDevelop | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it

Creative people may experience higher intensity emotions, imaginations and thinking, and may need relief at times to reduce stress and be more creative.

 

Martina McBride: "We're all so busy & distracted...It's nice not to have to think sometimes."


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Protect Your Child’s Playtime: It’s More Important than Homework, Lessons, and Organized Sports

Protect Your Child’s Playtime: It’s More Important than Homework, Lessons, and Organized Sports | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it
Ample time for unstructured play is essential to children becoming confident, intelligent, creative, and successful. In particular, outdoor playtime can expand children’s imagination, stimulate all their senses, and free their spirits. Some ideas for parents who want to protect playtime.
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Flow Machines Workshop 2014: Creativity and Universality in Language and Music | Flow Machines

Flow Machines Workshop 2014: Creativity and Universality in Language and Music | Flow Machines | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it

Within the Flow Machines project we organize a workshop about "creativity and universal features in language and music".

This workshop will gather prominent specialists in mathematical physics, linguistics and computer science. During 2.5, days we will seek for possible convergence between different viewpoints on these fascinating issues. 

WHEN: 18-20 June 2014

WHERE: Central Tower, Last Floor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu 75252 - Paris

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Why businesses can't manage creativity

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Managers need to realise that creativity doesn't respond to orders. James Allen outlines why management's role in the corporate creative process is an oxymoron: creativity can't be managed, it can only be encouraged
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Can Anyone Be Creative? | NEA

Can Anyone Be Creative? | NEA | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it

Can anyone be creative?
How?
What next?

By Dr. James C. Kaufman, PhD

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Creativity Portal® / Teachers & Students: Discover, Explore & Express Your Creativity! / Creativity-Portal.com

Creativity Portal® / Teachers & Students: Discover, Explore & Express Your Creativity! / Creativity-Portal.com | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it
Free resources for creativity. Discover your creative passion. Explore creative possibilities. Express your unique creative spirit.
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Psychosis and Divergent Thought | Brain Blogger

Psychosis and Divergent Thought | Brain Blogger | Creativity - Problem Solving | Scoop.it

The researcher Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch differentiated between creativity and intelligence, citing creativity to represent what is called divergent thinking. The quality of divergent thinking is a characteristic that does not convey a value judgment; this type of thinking simply differs from the norm. Divergent thinking corresponds more with creativity than it does with intelligence.

Gromisch asserts that creative people who are divergent thinkers filter out less information from the environment than less creative people. Thus creative people have more information available to them, allowing them to formulate solutions and ideas that are different, or divergent, and which may also be insightful.

Perhaps mental experience follows a similar pattern, in that cognitive material in the schizophrenic is similarly not completely screened out. The schizophrenic may be deluged with excessive cognitive material, especially as this relates to the experience of auditory hallucinations.

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