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The Beautiful Brain | Art and Science of the Human Mind : The Beautiful Brain

The Beautiful Brain | Art and Science of the Human Mind : The Beautiful Brain | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
An online magazine exploring the dialogue between the brain sciences and the arts, featuring essays, reviews, galleries, a monthly podcast and more.
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Marta Ockuly's curator insight, January 25, 2013 3:27 PM

I am very interested in creativity and our beautiful brains - hopefully this publication recognizes forms of creativity beyond 'art'.

Developing Creativity
Information and inspiration: psychology & creativity. http://talentdevelop.com
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Brandon Routh on Biohacking and Bulletproof | The Inner Actor

Brandon Routh on Biohacking and Bulletproof | The Inner Actor | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Brandon Routh commented that being on a bulletproof diet and "cleaning out my brain function has been really pretty groundbreaking for my work" as an actor.
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Drumming and Brainwaves and Creativity

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There are many personal reports and research studies on how meditation can help people be more creative. // For example, In his post 5 Keys To Freeing Up Creativity From David Lynch, David Silverman comments that multitalented artist and movie director...
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Wrestling with our intuition | High Ability

Wrestling with our intuition | High Ability | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
"When we disconnect from our intuition, we tend to make choices that conflict with our truest nature."
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Writing and Fear

Writing and Fear | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

A.M. Homes said “It scared me sometimes when I was writing it; at times I had to stop—I frightened myself. I don’t know that shock’s such a bad thing…"


Mark Matousek comments about anxiety and writing:

“The blank page, which Hemingway called ‘the white bull,’ threatens to charge them and leave them helpless in the fight to bring their writing into the world.”

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Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, July 1, 10:46 AM

Writing can be freightening...

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Elizabeth Gilbert on fear and creativity and mental health

Elizabeth Gilbert on fear and creativity and mental health | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"We need our artists more than ever, and we need them to be stable, steadfast, honorable and brave – they are our soldiers, our hope."


"The other thing to realize is that all writers think they suck. When I was writing “Eat, Pray, Love”, I had just as a strong a mantra of THIS SUCKS ringing through my head as anyone does when they write anything.

But I had a clarion moment of truth during the process of that book..."

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A Writer's Personality Traits

A Writer's Personality Traits | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Writers spend so much time trying to determine when they will be a “real” writer. Just like the stereotype that all accountants wear green eyeshades, the stereotypes about writers persist whether they are accurate or not.
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The INTJ Personality and Being Creative

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“My psyche’s fight, my whole life, has been the head against the heart.” Jodie Foster


Another famous INTJ: Isaac Asimov. He has commented: “[People think] a scientist is cold… and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong… The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational..."


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Trusting Your Instincts to Be Creative

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"You have to stop thinking too much and just use your heart and your gut and your instincts [when acting]. Any intellect just gets in the way.” Actor Rachel Weisz ///

Judith Orloff, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, notes: “As much as I respect and enjoy the fact-finding, analytic mind my training emphasized, we must tap other kinds of intelligence.

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How to Be Creative: Michael Gelb on Creativity and Innovation

How to Be Creative: Michael Gelb on Creativity and Innovation | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability.”


From description in my article for the Mastering Creativity course by Michael Gelb. Also read about his other classes and books.


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Playing and Being Creative

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“Swept up by the deeper states of play, one feels balanced, creative, focused…”
Diane Ackerman is a poet, essayist and naturalist who has taught at a number of universities, including Columbia and Cornell. In her book “Deep Play”...
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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Developing Creativity newsletter: *Director Alejandro Inarritu on Creative Work *Developing Creativity Course for Entrepreneurs *Mindfulness and Developing Creativity *Being A Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur *Gaining Reasonable Confidence Online Course

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Articles: * Personality of Creative People * Eccentric and Creative * Thinking Differently * Fairy Tales and Bigger Truths * many more

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Accelerate your Creativity

Information and inspiration on creativity, personal growth, giftedness, high sensitivity, mental health and other topics - by writer, researcher and author Douglas Eby.

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Free Guide: Resources for Creative People - The Creative Mind

Free Guide: Resources for Creative People - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Resources for Creative People - a free guide to material from my Talent Development Resources and The Creative Mind network of sites: "Information and inspiration to enhance creative expression and personal development."

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Eva Rider's curator insight, August 30, 1:49 AM

Checking out "Resources for Creative People".

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Felicia Day on developing multiple talents | TalentDevelop

Felicia Day on developing multiple talents | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Geekdom is the joy of connecting about things you love without fear of judgment.” - Actor, writer, producer Felicia Day.


She is another example of a multitalented creator, and has published her memoir; She thinks the Internet is "like the industrial revolution, a technological revolution, and hopefully it opens doors for people rather than closes them. That’s why I wanted to have that message of openness and creativity and expressing yourself — the Pollyanna view of technology.” …

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Use Your Imagination

Use Your Imagination | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

In her Harvard Commencement Address, author J.K. Rowling spoke about the “uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not” as “the fount of all invention and innovation.” //

Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman refers to research: "People with independent self-concept showed increased imagination..."

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Shirley Lau's curator insight, August 20, 10:13 AM

The power of our imagination and creativity builds the foundation of innovation. I chose to scoop this article because our imagination is an excellent thinking tool that people should not be afraid to use. 

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Ali Brown: Don't Say Yes to Everything

Excerpt from Glambition Radio podcast [itunes #18] by Ali Brown | Entrepreneur Mentor for Women - see link on her site http://theinnerentrepreneur.com/AliBrownHome

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Owning Our Shadow Self | The Creative Mind

Owning Our Shadow Self | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
When we cut away our shadows, what remains seems manufactured and superficial. You see, shadows add depth. Any decent artist will tell you that.

The dark side of some people is destructive or violent, but for most people the hidden or disowned parts of ourselves can help us lead a fulfilling and creative life...

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Eva Rider's curator insight, June 6, 3:07 PM
the three dimensionality of shadow and the "bright" shadow
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Take a Break and Be Useless to be Creative

Take a Break and Be Useless to be Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Do we need to be constantly busy and productive to be creative?
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Eva Rider's curator insight, August 19, 6:39 PM

Staying open is a key to creativity.

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Must-Have Resources for Multi-Passionate People

Must-Have Resources for Multi-Passionate People | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Imagine if I plopped you into a tub full of books hand-picked to help multi-passionate entrepreneurs thrive in their careers? That would be a pretty sweet bath, huh?"


-- The third annual Multi-Passionate Must-Haves is out today [May 12 2015] for 72 hours only.


"Hand-picked products with a business-spin, specifically for multi-passionate entrepreneurs. Many products are exclusive to the sale."


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Leaky Attention and Being More Creative

Leaky Attention and Being More Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

A Northwestern University study found “physiological evidence of a connection between creative thinking and sensory distractions, or what they call ‘leaky attention.’"

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Mastering Creativity program with Michael Gelb

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"Psychologists have known for many years that mindsets have a huge impact on your mood, your perceptual abilities and your general level of happiness. And mindset is probably the most important influence on your creative ability." -


Mastering Creativity program with New York Times bestselling author Michael Gelb - Live training starts Thursday, March 26, 2015.

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Developing Creativity Course for Entrepreneurs

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Online course for "Reverse Engineering the mental frameworks that geniuses from Jobs to Da Vinci used to dominate their fields."


Instructor Timothy Kenny is the author of “Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs.” “He teaches classes and speaks to groups about how to accelerate their learning so that they can build successful businesses faster and with more confidence in their success.


“Timothy has taught at the Harvard Innovation lab, The Tufts University Entrepreneurs Society..."

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Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, February 13, 4:41 AM

Creatività e imprenditorialità così unite che a volte non si distinguono.
Creativity and entrepreneurship: so  close you can't tell them.

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Mindfulness and Developing Creativity | TalentDevelop

Mindfulness and Developing Creativity | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Harvard Professor of Psychology Ellen Langer comments:

“When we live our lives mindlessly, we don’t see, hear, taste, or experience much of what might turn lives verging on boredom into lives that are rich and exciting. We are essentially ‘not there’ to notice much of the world around us…

“Beginning an artistic activity is one way to help us..."

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Developing Creativity 11.15.14

Developing Creativity newsletter: * Being An Introverted Entrepreneur * Where Do We Get Creative Inspiration? * Creative Anxiety * Cheryl Richardson on Protect…
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