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How focus affects creativity. Creative Ideas & Inspiration Blog

How focus affects creativity. Creative Ideas & Inspiration Blog | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
How focus affects creativity. What happens to creative abilities when you focus your attention on just one thing? Attention is a bit of a mystery when it comes to the science of how it actually works....
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Interesting perspective. Makes sense.

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Developing Creativity: Notable Research and Books in 2012 - The Creative Mind

Developing Creativity: Notable Research and Books in 2012 - The Creative Mind | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Science writer Sam McNerney summarizes a renaissance in creativity in both the lab and the pages of popular books and magazines.
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"There is probably more overlap between creativity and intelligence than we realize."

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The power of naive questions. Creative Ideas & Inspiration Blog

The power of naive questions. Creative Ideas & Inspiration Blog | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
The power of naive questions. It was a warm fall day when Paul Davies, a celebrated physicist slash cosmologist slash author from Arizona State University, received the call. While Paul had spent the...
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Yes!

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How Unnecessary Creating Changes Everything

How Unnecessary Creating Changes Everything | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Unnecessary creating redeems useless time into time spent doing genuinely meaningful things for yourself and others.
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Good recommendation.

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Elizabeth Gilbert – Thoughts on Creativity | Ideas At The House

Elizabeth Gilbert – Thoughts on Creativity | Ideas At The House | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
The phenomenal success of the 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love bestowed Elizabeth Gilbert with a following of over 10 million readers, recommendations from Pulitzer-prize winner Jennifer Egan and the priceless endorsement ...
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Parkinson’s treatment may boost creativity | ISRAEL21c

Parkinson’s treatment may boost creativity | ISRAEL21c | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
An Israeli neurologist compiled studies on patients who suddenly started drawing, sculpting or writing while on dopamine-stimulating drugs.
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Why less is more will dominate digital creativity in 2013 | The Wall Blog

Why less is more will dominate digital creativity in 2013 | The Wall Blog | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
I foresee two key opportunities for the industry creative this year.
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How to boost your creativity in 2013 - Philadelphia Inquirer

How to boost your creativity in 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
“When you increase your creativity, you achieve better alignment between your actions and your purpose, greater fulfillment, and higher earnings,” suggests Maria Yudkin, author of “Inspired!
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Research debunks the ‘IQ myth’ | KurzweilAI

Research debunks the ‘IQ myth’ | KurzweilAI | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
The monkey ladder cognitive test (credit: Adam Hampshire et al./Western University) After conducting the largest online intelligence study on record, with

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I've always believed intelligence was not being measured accurately. I would imagine creativity in all its different forms contributes to healthy brain aging and intelligence.

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Clive Hilton's curator insight, December 27, 2012 1:44 PM

As someone who's always been sceptical of the worth attached to traditional IQ tests, I find the results of this piece of research by  Canadian Western University particularly interesting. In short; there is no one single standardised test that is capable of reliably measuring IQ.

 

Further - perhaps contentiously - the report goes on to suggest that "regular brain training didn't help people's cognitive performance at all...".

 

And that ageing has a profound negative effect on both memory and reasoning abilities.

 

Oh well...

 

Clive Hilton's comment, January 4, 2013 7:19 AM
I think you are right, Lori, and I completely concur with your premise that creativity is symptomatic of a intelligence and high order cognitive processes.
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Ways to crank up your Creativity - Change Your Life Praxis

Ways to crank up your Creativity - Creativity is a quality that we all have buried inside of us, one way or the other. It involves the invention of something new or the re-invention of something already existing to make it useful of interesting.
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36 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity For Free

36 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity For Free | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Gaze at something green; swig some whiskey; sit outside a box. Find out how these and other tips help bring out our most creative selves.
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The 12 Days of Creativity – Day 1 | THE WHEEL OF CREATIVITY®

The 12 Days of Creativity – Day 1 | THE WHEEL OF CREATIVITY® | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Christmas is upon us. So each day from now until then, drop by the Wheel of Creativity blog for a deep breath of spirit in the midst of the festive flurry.
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Old Age and Creativity in Art and Science - Huffington Post

Old Age and Creativity in Art and Science - Huffington Post | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Old Age and Creativity in Art and ScienceHuffington PostOne of the most widespread and persistent myths about creativity is that it is the domain of the young.
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Clive Hilton's curator insight, January 12, 2013 12:02 PM

There's hope for an old 'un like me yet. Mind you, I peaked intellectually at age 9...

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I'm clinging to the idea that I get more creative as I get older. That said, I could be deceiving myself...
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Brushstrokes and Business Risks: Deena Fadel's Exercise in Creativity and ... - Forbes

Brushstrokes and Business Risks: Deena Fadel's Exercise in Creativity and ... - Forbes | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Brushstrokes and Business Risks: Deena Fadel's Exercise in Creativity and ...
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A few years ago, Deena Fadel began to feel choked in her role as the artistic director of an advertising agency. Her creativity had been bottled up.
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Merging creativity and entrepreneurship can be quite a challenge yet very rewarding.

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Universities master the art of creativity - Financial Times

Universities master the art of creativity - Financial Times | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Universities master the art of creativity Financial Times Rather than prepare students for specific careers, Drexel University in Philadelphia is tackling the uncertainty of the jobs market with its online masters in creativity and innovation that...
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How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: The Value of Creativity and ...

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: The Value of Creativity and ... | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
By Maria Konnikova Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin ...
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Creativity: How to get ideas flowing - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Creativity: How to get ideas flowing - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Creativity: How to get ideas flowing
Minneapolis Star Tribune
An elderly man was harassed every afternoon by a group of kids on their way home from school.
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An interesting read even though the article doesn't include anything particularly new or different.

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Saul Bass’ Advice for Designers: Learn to Draw, and Create Beauty Even If Nobody Else Cares

Saul Bass’ Advice for Designers: Learn to Draw, and Create Beauty Even If Nobody Else Cares | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
It comes as no surprise that the man who created the title sequences for The Man with the Golden Arm, North by Northwest, Psycho, and Vertigo can tell you a thing or two about graphic design.

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Clive Hilton's curator insight, January 4, 2013 6:01 AM

Wise words and no shying away from Saul's underlying message that drawing is at the core of the designer's craft.

Lori Pirog's comment, January 14, 2013 5:43 PM
I'm always surprised by artists (not just designers) who seem to believe the skill of drawing was more relevant in the past than it is today. Many entirely bypass taking the time and effort to learn how to draw.
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Why Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine | Brain Pickings

Why Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine | Brain Pickings | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity.
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The business of writing challenges the very creativity it supports.

The business of writing challenges the very creativity it supports. | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Porter Anderson: The drive to business-up writing and the danger of degrading creativity; Andrew Sullivan Dishes it out; Amazon's reviews, hated again. (Forget this at your peril: publishing is an industry of creativity.
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The Science of Creativity in 2013: Looking Back to Look Forward ...

The Science of Creativity in 2013: Looking Back to Look Forward ... | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Amid growing interest in creativity in the lab and on the pages of popular books and magazines, these recent studies stand out.
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Turning Negativity Into Creativity

Turning Negativity Into Creativity | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Experts find a silver lining in negative emotions such as anger and frustration: You can channel them into outside-the-box solutions.
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The Importance of Frustration in the Creative Process, Animated

The Importance of Frustration in the Creative Process, Animated | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
"Before we can find the answer -- before we can even know the question -- we must be immersed in disappointment."

Last week, Jonah Lehrer
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Creativity and Longevity? | Human Limits: Michael J. Joyner, M.D.

Creativity and Longevity? | Human Limits: Michael J. Joyner, M.D. | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
It will also be interesting to learn if we can train people to be more open and creative to promote healthy aging. Last week I reviewed the data on what happens when elite endurance athletes remain highly active into their 80s, ...
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Formal Theory of Creativity and Fun and Intrinsic Motivation Explains Science, Art, Music, Humor (Juergen Schmidhuber). Artificial Scientists, Artificial Artists, Developmental Robotics, Curiosity,...

Formal Theory of Creativity and Fun and Intrinsic Motivation Explains Science, Art, Music, Humor (Juergen Schmidhuber). Artificial Scientists, Artificial Artists, Developmental Robotics, Curiosity,... | Creativity for Better Living and Aging | Scoop.it
Biological organisms are driven by the "Four Big F's": Feeding, Fighting, Fleeing, Mating. The Humor explained: http://t.co/UK9S9LjT
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