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Stop Trying to Solve Problems

Stop Trying to Solve Problems | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

"Hack the brain to increase complex problem solving."

 

"New research by Neuroscientist David Creswell from Carnegie Mellon ... explore[s]  what happens in the brain when people tackle problems that are too big for their conscious mind to solve."

 

 "To put it plainly - people who were distracted did better on a complex problem-solving task than people who put in conscious effort. This isn’t so surprising –the problem-solving resources of the non-conscious are millions if not billions of times larger than that of the conscious. What’s surprising is how fast this effect kicked in – the third group were distracted for only a few minutes. This wasn’t the ‘sleep on it’ effect, or about quieting the mind. It was something more accessible to all of us every day, in many small ways."


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How to Manufacture Desire: An Intro to the Desire Engine

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"Here’s the gist: The degree to which a company can utilize habit-forming technologies will increasingly decide which products and services succeed or fail."

 

"Instead of relying on expensive marketing or worrying about differentiation, habit-forming companies get users to 'self trigger' by attaching their services to the users’ daily routines and emotions. A cemented habit is when users subconsciously think, 'I’m bored,' and instantly Facebook comes to mind. They think, 'I wonder what’s going on in the world?' and before rationale thought occurs, Twitter is the answer. The first-to-mind solution wins."

 

"But how do companies create the internal triggers needed to form habits? The answer: they manufacture desire. ... startups manufacture desire by guiding users through a series of experiences designed to create habits. I call these experiences 'desire engines,' and the more often users run through them, the more likely they are to self-trigger."

 

 


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The Cost Of Creativity

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Jonah Lehrer's answer to a question from a 4th-grader: "What is the downside of creativity? Isn’t it possible that humans are too creative?”

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Your Morning Routine Is Making You Dull | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Your Morning Routine Is Making You Dull | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
Brrriiinnng. The alarm clock buzzes in another hectic weekday morning. You leap out of bed, rush into the shower, into your clothes and out the door with barely a moment to think. A stressful commute gets your blood pressure climbing.

 

Everything about the way we start our day runs counter to the best conditions for thinking creatively

 

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I love the last line: "Laughing babies and a double latte: now that’s a way to start the day."

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Why Ditching The Office Could Help You Be More Creative

Why Ditching The Office Could Help You Be More Creative | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
Researchers have shown that a flexible schedule helps employees be healthier, happier, and more productive.
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Is Conscientiousness Compatible with Creativity?

Is Conscientiousness Compatible with Creativity? | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
Creative people are both Conscientious and not Conscientious at the same time.

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How to Be Creative

How to Be Creative | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
The image of the 'creative type' is a myth. Jonah Lehrer on why anyone can innovate—and why a hot shower, a cold beer or a trip to your colleague's desk might be the key to your next big idea. From Imagine: How Creativity Works.
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How The Mind Really Works: 10 Counterintuitive Psychology Studies — PsyBlog

How The Mind Really Works: 10 Counterintuitive Psychology Studies — PsyBlog | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

Ten psychological findings that challenge our intuitive view of how our minds work- including #4 obedience to authority, #5 choice blindness, and #7 brainstorming doesn't work.

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Stress Roots from Decision Making

It might be astonishing that stress makes individuals pay attention on the ways in which things could go right. Stress is generally linked with pessimistic experiences, so you tend to think; maybe I am going to pay much attention on the pessimistic outcomes.

 

But the scientists have discovered that when the individuals are put under stress, they begin giving more attention to optimistic information and discounting pessimistic information. Stress tends to aid individuals learn from optimistic feedback and keeps them away from learning anything from negative feedback.

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When Truisms Are True

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Our research has shown that people are indeed more creative when physically thinking “outside the box.”...
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What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind?

What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind? | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
Children today reach puberty earlier and adulthood later. The result: a lot of teenage weirdness. Alison Gopnik on how we might readjust adolescence.
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Gestures provide a helping hand in problem solving

Gestures provide a helping hand in problem solving | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

Talking with your hands can trigger mental images that help solve complex problems relating to spatial visualization, an important skill for both students and professionals, according to new research. (Hmmm. Does this mean Italians have the upper hand in problem-solving?)


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Uh-Oh: Science Says Creativity And Dishonesty Go Hand In Hand

Uh-Oh: Science Says Creativity And Dishonesty Go Hand In Hand | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
Great scam artists are often described as “creative.” Jeffrey Skilling was a virtuoso of “creative accounting.” Bernie Madoff pulled off a “creative reinvention” of the old Ponzi scheme.

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The Neuroscience of Imagination | Psychology Today

Aerobic exercise clears the cobwebs from your mind and gives you access to insights that are out of reach when you are sedentary. On the complete flip side, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (when we are dreaming) is probably the most creative state of mind we experience daily.

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What the Jazz Greats Knew About Creativity

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Learning how to break down inhibitions and prime your senses leads to more creative thinking...

 

The value of improvisation

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Depressed People Make Better Decisions

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Patients with major depressive disorder fared better than non-depressed counterparts on a decision-making task, one possible upside to lower mental health.
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John Kay - Obliquity

John Kay - Obliquity | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

"Strange as it may seem, overcoming geographic obstacles, winning decisive battles or meeting global business targets are the type of goals often best achieved when pursued indirectly. This is the idea of Obliquity. Oblique approaches are most effective in difficult terrain, or where outcomes depend on interactions with other people."

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Why The Future of Neuroscience Will Be Emotionless

Why The Future of Neuroscience Will Be Emotionless | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

Should you trust your gut? This article provides answers from neuroscience. One finding: "go with your gut if your energy is low."

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To Speed Up The Creative Process, Slow Down | The Creativity Post

To Speed Up The Creative Process, Slow Down | The Creativity Post | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
What's the key to creativity and problem solving? Relax.
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BPS Research Digest: Introducing "enclothed cognition" - how what we wear affects how we think

BPS Research Digest: Introducing "enclothed cognition" - how what we wear affects how we think | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

Whether donning a suit for an interview or a sexy outfit for a date, it's obvious that most of us are well aware of the power of clothing to affect how other people perceive us. But what about the power of our clothes to affect our own thoughts?

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Creativity and Intelligence: The Underlying BVSR Process | Psychology Today

Creativity and Intelligence: The Underlying BVSR Process | Psychology Today | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it

A very well known theory of creative process is BVSR (Blind Variation and Selective Retention) theory of Campbell that was proposed in 1950's and is still championed by the likes of Dean Simonton.

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Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? | Creativity & Decision-Making | Scoop.it
The very act of making decisions depletes our ability to make them well. So how do we navigate a world of endless choice?

 

Decision fatigue helps explain why ordinarily sensible people get angry at colleagues and families, splurge on clothes, buy junk food at the supermarket and can’t resist the dealer’s offer to rustproof their new car. No matter how rational and high-minded you try to be, you can’t make decision after decision without paying a biological price.

 

The more choices you make throughout the day, the harder each one becomes for your brain, and eventually it looks for shortcuts, usually in either of two very different ways. One shortcut is to become reckless: to act impulsively... The other shortcut is the ultimate energy saver: do nothing. Instead of agonizing over decisions, avoid any choice.

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