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Social Rejection Can Fuel Creativity

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Social rejection fuels creativity for people with an independent mindset.
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How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off | Genius | Scoop.it
Child prodigies rarely become adult geniuses who change the world. Originality is difficult to encourage but easy to thwart.
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Lovely article on how to raise a creative kid!

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Poverty stunts IQ in the US but not in other developed countries

Poverty stunts IQ in the US but not in other developed countries | Genius | Scoop.it
Country-specific effects may help solve a piece of nature-vs-nurture puzzle.
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Interesting. It would be nice to know how strong and effect poverty has on IQ in developing nations (like "India)

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The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize

The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize | Genius | Scoop.it
Highly-accomplished scientists are more likely to have an artsy hobby than the average scientist. And Nobel prize winners are even more likely.
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are genius scientists more artsy? find out!

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The Myth of the Myth of The Right Brain Difference: And Why It Matters

The Myth of the Myth of The Right Brain Difference: And Why It Matters | Genius | Scoop.it
Despite the broad oversimplifications and misinformation of the 1970’s left - brain right brain thinking craze-- I.e. the left side of the brain is for language and logic, and the right side of the brain is for creativity and imagination-- there are significant differences between the right and left the side of the brain, and these differences matter.
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which hemispheric differences are real and relevant!

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New Research Says Cerebellum Contributes to Creativity // Visual News

New Research Says Cerebellum Contributes to Creativity // Visual News | Genius | Scoop.it

New research has found that the cerebellum, the brain's movement-control center, actually contributes to creativity.

 

By Katy French
Whether it’s electrical stimulation of the brain, taking a walk, or doing something boring, scientists are constantly looking for ways to help us be more creative. Neuroscientists are particularly interested in which areas of the brain contribute to or control creativity, and new research is giving us a little more insight. A new study by Stanford’s School of Medicine and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design has found an unexpected link between creativity and the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls movement.  

 

This part of the brain has never been recognized as contributing to the creative process, but it turns out that it does play a part. For the study, researchers devised a method to test creativity—without explicitly telling participants that they were supposed to be creative—and monitored brainwave activity to identify what areas of the brain were being activated.

 

Participants were given two tasks: Visually depict certain words (a la Pictionary), such as “vote” or “salute,” and draw a zigzag line (a task that requires motor skills but not much creativity). While they performed the tasks, participants’ brains were monitored via MRI scans. Once the drawings were completed, participants were asked to rate how difficult the words they were given to draw were (to give researchers a sense of perceived difficulty). After the experiment, researchers analyzed and rated the drawings for creativity according to specific criteria, including accuracy of depiction, number of elements in the drawing, how elaborate or original the drawing was, etc."...

 

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Via Roxana Marachi, PhD
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a new role for the cerebellum!

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The Creativity Crisis

The Creativity Crisis | Genius | Scoop.it
Back in 1958, Ted Schwarzrock was an 8-year-old third grader when he became one of the “Torrance kids,” a group of nearly 400 Minneapolis children who completed a series of creativity tasks newly designed by professor E. Paul Torrance. Schwarzrock still vividly remembers the moment when a psychologist handed him a fire truck and asked, “How could you improve this toy to make it better and more fun to play with?”
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on the creative mind.

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The Emotions That Make Us More Creative

The Emotions That Make Us More Creative | Genius | Scoop.it
It’s the intensity of the emotion that matters.
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great article by Scott highlighting the nuanced relationship between emotional states and creativity.

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Frontiers | Editorial: Madness and Creativity – Yes, No or Maybe? | Psychopathology

Editorial: Madness and Creativity – Yes, No or Maybe?
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on the perennial question of relationship between genius and insanity!

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What Picasso, King and Einstein have to teach entrepreneurs - Fortune

What Picasso, King and Einstein have to teach entrepreneurs - Fortune | Genius | Scoop.it
Creativity is your power tool regardless of your industry.

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Creativity lessons from three geniuses!

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3 Ways To Train Yourself To Be More Creative

3 Ways To Train Yourself To Be More Creative | Genius | Scoop.it
Creativity isn't a talent you either have or you don't, it's a skill that you can build with these practices.
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tips for more creativity in daily life!

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Psych Pedia: Types of Creativity

Psych Pedia: Types of Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
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an interesting model of different types of creative capacities!

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5 Creativity Myths You Probably Believe

5 Creativity Myths You Probably Believe | Genius | Scoop.it
Creativity isn't the result of a high IQ or being right-brained. Before you get set to work on your next project, know what's actually holding you back and what's all in your head.
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some of these myths are really harmful!!

 

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Q&A with Scott Barry Kaufman | Penn Current

Q&A with Scott Barry Kaufman | Penn Current | Genius | Scoop.it
Scott Barry Kaufman is a researcher, author, and teacher. He’s a co-founder and a scientific director, as well as a public speaker. He’s an opera singer, a cello player, and a hip-hop dancer. He’s funny, thoughtful, and unpredictable.
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A good round up of Scott's many research interests and contributions. 

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How to Cultivate Your Creativity [Book Excerpt]

How to Cultivate Your Creativity [Book Excerpt] | Genius | Scoop.it
Adapted from Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind , by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
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"...dopamine is the mother of invention" interesting !

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Be wary of studies that link mental ill health with creativity or a high IQ | Dr Oliver Joe Robinson

Be wary of studies that link mental ill health with creativity or a high IQ | Dr Oliver Joe Robinson | Genius | Scoop.it
The idea that genius and madness are intertwined is an ancient one. But in truth, in this desperately underfunded field, we don’t even have objective tools to diagnose disorders of the mind, let alone back up claims such as this
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a view contrarian to my own!

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Neutoric tendancies may underpin creativity

Neutoric tendancies may underpin creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
A new opinion paper suggests that the areas of the brain that tend to be overactive in neurotic people, could underpin creative problem-solving.
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quite speculative!

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Creativity and mental health | OUPblog

Creativity and mental health | OUPblog | Genius | Scoop.it
I am constantly perplexed by the recurring tendency in western history to connect creativity with mental disability and illness. It cannot be denied that a number of well-known creative people, primarily in the arts, have been mentally ill—for example, Vincent Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, Robert Schumann, Robert Lowell, and Sylvia Plath.
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a view different from my own; I believe in a strong underlying process similarity in creativity and mental illness.

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Do these eight things and you will be more creative and insightful, neuroscientists say

Do these eight things and you will be more creative and insightful, neuroscientists say | Genius | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist John Kounios and his colleague Mark Beeman explain where insights arise in the brain, and how to prompt more of them.
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good summery of research on insight and creativity and what factors affect them.

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Creativity and Intelligence Leading to Psychosis and Autism

Creativity and Intelligence Leading to Psychosis and Autism | Genius | Scoop.it
Just like psychosis and autism, creativity and intelligence lie on a spectrum
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Do Creativity And Schizophrenia Share A Small Genetic Link? Maybe

Do Creativity And Schizophrenia Share A Small Genetic Link? Maybe | Genius | Scoop.it
The notion goes back to the ancients — that minds given to flights of fancy are on the healthy side of a spectrum that includes what we today call psychosis. An Icelandic gene study offers new clues.
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a genetic commonality for both psychosis and creativity.

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Can Creativity Be Learned?

Can Creativity Be Learned? | Genius | Scoop.it
Prevailing theories on creativity focus on methodology, or amount of practice. But new studies suggest artistic talent may be more hard-wired than we thought.

Via Creativity For Life
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yes, it can be, though the article makes a a more nuanced  argument.

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Yes, Science Shows Creative People Are More Likely to Be Crazy

Yes, Science Shows Creative People Are More Likely to Be Crazy | Genius | Scoop.it
But they are not psychopaths
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the correlation is there; direction of causation unknown!!

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Brain Stimulation Makes the 'Impossible Problem' Solvable

Brain Stimulation Makes the 'Impossible Problem' Solvable | Genius | Scoop.it
'Thinking cap' makes a virtually impossible problem — possible.
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Brain stimulation and c

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Investigating psychotic traits in poets | Scott Barry Kaufman

Pothttp://scottbarrykaufman.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Psychotic-traits-in-poets.pdf

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Poetical imagination, it seems , predisposes one towards bipolar/ schizophrenia......important to be aware if you have poetical inclinations (like me:-))

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