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The Science Of Great Ideas--How to Train Your Creative Brain

The Science Of Great Ideas--How to Train Your Creative Brain | Genius | Scoop.it
Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here's a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain's power to come up with...
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Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal | Genius | Scoop.it
The biological muse.
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Some difference in neural connectivity distinguishing everyday creatives from others. rather than being right brain dominant it seems the two hemispheres are more tightly integrated.
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One Skeptical Scientist's Mindfulness Journey

One Skeptical Scientist's Mindfulness Journey | Genius | Scoop.it
What this daydreaming researcher learned from eight weeks of mindfulness meditation
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The Guide To Living Creatively

The Guide To Living Creatively | Genius | Scoop.it
The easiest thing in the world is to let go of your creativity. To say you’ve got a *real* job and give up the creative work that used to matter deeply to you. To find an excuse to prioritize Netflix…
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a really great guide to reflect on as you undertake your creative journey!
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Creativity: A Crime of Passion

Creativity: A Crime of Passion | Genius | Scoop.it
Creativity seems to be the 'buzz word' of the 2000s. Society values it, companies need it, and employers want it. Or do they? What society claims to want and what is actually rewarded in practice are two different things.
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do we just pay lip service to creativity?
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A Capacity for Genius

A Capacity for Genius | Genius | Scoop.it
Researchers aim to figure out what goes on inside humanity’s most consistently creative minds.
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Good article by @sbkaufman on the creative personality. 
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Five Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Boost Your Creativity

Five Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Boost Your Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that just staring at the Apple logo may spur creative thought. Here's why.
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Unorthodox ways to be creative!
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Creativity Is Much More Than 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice

Creativity Is Much More Than 10,000 Hours of Deliberate Practice | Genius | Scoop.it
Creators are not mere experts. Instead of deliberately practicing down an already existing path, they often create their own path for others to follow
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creativity entailing much more than deliberate practise!
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Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind

Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind | Genius | Scoop.it
The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.
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Be wise. Have a greater HRV
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Madness Runs in the Family

Madness Runs in the Family | Genius | Scoop.it
Siddartha Mukherjee on the mental illness in his family, and on a discovery made by Steve McCarroll and Aswin Sekar.
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some good research on genetic basis of schizophrenia summarized here.
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Is Your Desk Messy? Don't Clean It Up—You Could Be Hampering Your Creativity

Is Your Desk Messy? Don't Clean It Up—You Could Be Hampering Your Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
A little bit of clutter, and especially tolerance of that clutter, can be good for the soul.
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A little mess is good for creativity!
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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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How Being Bored Out of Your Mind Makes You More Creative

How Being Bored Out of Your Mind Makes You More Creative | Genius | Scoop.it
An unoccupied mind might be the most fruitful mind. But boredom is harder and harder to come by.
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boredom as a route to creativity!
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The Inappropriately Excluded

by Michael W. Ferguson The Polymath Demonstration  Issue The probability of entering and remaining in an intellectually elit
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Why the brilliant among us may also benefit from counseling/ social support!
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How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children | Genius | Scoop.it
A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the 21st century
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Rekindling the Talent vs Deliberate practice debate and also the gifted vs all kids focus.
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Does Giftedness Matter? - Scott Barry Kaufman

Does Giftedness Matter? - Scott Barry Kaufman | Genius | Scoop.it
On August 23, 2016, Farrah Alexander, a writer and mother, published an article on the Huffington Post, entitled “Maybe My Child is Gifted. Maybe Not. Maybe It Doesn’t Matter” To which she concluded, “Every child is gifted and talented. So let’s stop distinguishing which children are gifted and start celebrating our children’s unique gifts. How is …
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Giftedness/ highly Sensitive person/ Affective engagement may all also be related to the differential susceptibility/ highly sensitive to context construct imho.
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10 Traits of Highly Creative Achievers | Entrepreneur

10 Traits of Highly Creative Achievers | Entrepreneur | Genius | Scoop.it
Creative people often get a bad rap for being who they naturally are because they are different than everyone else.
Via Bobby Dillard
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How many do you have?
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Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It’s Due To Your Creativity

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It’s Due To Your Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
Creativity may be linked to mental illness:read here to discover the links to depression and how they might not be the reasons you think.
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Creativity depression linkage. 
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The Key to Creativity

The Key to Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
Kara Miller talks to today’s most creative thinkers - and explores the future of education, medicine, the economy, and more.
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messiness!
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Research backs up the instinct that walking improves creativity

Research backs up the instinct that walking improves creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
For centuries, great thinkers have instinctively stepped out the door and begun walking, or at the very least pacing, when they needed to boost creativity.
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Walk daily for some inspiration.
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Originals by Adam Grant

More goodness like this: https://brianjohnson.me/membership/?ref=yt Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Originals by Adam Grant. Hope you enjoy! Ge
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on how to be original!
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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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