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Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity - - The Buffer Blog

Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity - - The Buffer Blog | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Leo Widrich


"It's a long term, unwritten rule: We get our best ideas in the shower. Why does this happen? Here is an exploration of the science of creativity:


“We think what we see is a relaxation of ‘executive functions’ to allow more natural de-focused attention and uncensored processes to occur that might be the hallmark of creativity,” says Braun.


"So, the areas in our brain, that we use to make decisions is largely inactive. The “medial prefrontal cortex” area, which is responsible to learn association, context, events and emotional responses however was extremely active on the other hand. This graphic of brain activity probably describes it best (see graphic above):

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:12 PM

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L a Rolls's curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:40 PM

A little science to ponder! We are not born creative or non creative. The skills of creativity can be taught. It is a different way of thinking. It is a different way of looking at the world. It is slowing down and asking questions. It is giving yourself permission to take the time. It is....

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Focus Up! 4 Apps for Minimum Distractions and Maximum Productivity | readwrite

Focus Up! 4 Apps for Minimum Distractions and Maximum Productivity | readwrite | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Nicole Nguyen

 

"In that 11th hour, maximum productivity is key, so stay on track with digital downloads that keep distractions at bay. We've picked essential Google Chrome extensions and, for the most Internet addicted, super powerful software for Mac and PC. If you have about a million tabs open right now or are easily sidetracked by social media, turn to these four apps for distraction-free working on your desktop."

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