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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

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'The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.

Via Beth Dichter, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Gary Faust's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:53 PM

In experience creativity seems to be volitional not physiological, now there is some science to counteract this socially accepted point of view. 

Regis Elo's comment, September 18, 2013 7:01 PM
Sorry again for the delay.thankx for your comments. I add that it seems coherent to agree with both of you Kathy and Louise , inclueing the possibility to care about the individual self-consciousness and empathy as a specific human condition to be eternally unsatisfied WITHOUT SPIRITUALITY?....IT'S BEYOND! i guess
Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's comment, September 19, 2013 1:18 PM
Thanks for the comments.
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Creativity Requires A Culture That Respects Effort And Failure

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As business continues to drive positive change in the world, creativity is an increasingly essential part of organizational success. Encouraging creativity is a vital function of good leadership in any organization.

Recent trends affirm the need and desire for creativity in the workplace.  More and more, creativity is becoming part of job descriptions. Many of our largest companies – including Google, 3M and DuPont – expect their workers to spend as much as 20% of their time thinking creatively about new business opportunities.


Survey data from employers showcases the desire for creativity from employees. IBM asked 1500 CEOs to list the most important leadership characteristics, and creativity was ranked higher than integrity, intelligence, and a global mindset.


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Jesús Octavio Elizondo's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:22 AM

Falure is a Tabu in our mind set

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The Creative Brain: How Insight Works

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Brilliant BBC Horizon documentary last night - 'The Creative Brain: How Insight Works' on the neuroscience behind creative insights - utterly compelling viewing for entrepreneurial educators like me.

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Jane Dunnewold's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:33 PM

Dave Jarman's article surfaced while I was in the middle of teaching a Design workshop for textile artists. Isn't it interesting that as much as I thought I knew about the creative process, Jarman's take caused exactly the sort of shift for me that he described in his review!


The relevant point concerned assumptions we make. The Creative Brain: How Insight Works suggests that ah ha moments often spring up because we've temporarily let go of our everyday assumptions.


One of my standard assumptions is that workshop participants are more comfortable when they know where we're headed and what we're going to do. I call it mapping the day.


But a niggling thought prevailed, and I decided to make the first exercise of the morning an open-ended one.No explanation of why we were doing what I requested, or what we would do with what we painted. The assignment? Just take black paint and Go!! Fill the page with marks.


Yeah, it was uncomfortable for the participants. There were furrowed brows, and the occasional deep sigh. A few plaintive requests for further explanation...to a deaf ear. Mine. Maybe a little discomfort is good!


Because not knowing where we were going seemed to keep us in present time. Which is a good way to approach making.


I'd swear the pages of marks we displayed later were fresher and distinctive somehow. Was it because they were made for the sake of making? Because there was NO assumption about where marks would end up or how they would be used?


I was surprised, and not sure I'm right. But I'm definitely going to try it again in another setting, and see what happens.