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"The monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind." -- Albert Einstein
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Why Humor Makes You More Creative

Why Humor Makes You More Creative | assignment | Scoop.it
You can't selfmonitor your way to innovation. A jovial office environment is hugely important and a few good laughs can change everything at work.
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36 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity For Free

36 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity For Free | assignment | Scoop.it
Gaze at something green; swig some whiskey; sit outside a box. Find out how these and other tips help bring out our most creative selves. (RT @DoInkTweets: RT @lauriecanfield: Boost creativity.
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Effect Of Colors: Blue Boosts Creativity, While Red Enhances Attention To Detail

Effect Of Colors: Blue Boosts Creativity, While Red Enhances Attention To Detail | assignment | Scoop.it
A new study reconciles a debate that has long raged among marketers and psychologists: What color most improves brain performance and receptivity to advertising, red or blue?
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How to Increase Dopamine Levels: Foods to Eat and What to Do

How to Increase Dopamine Levels: Foods to Eat and What to Do | assignment | Scoop.it
Dopamine makes you feel great and happy. If you want to know how to increase dopamine levels, look no further than eating certain foods and exercising.
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Dopamine system in highly creative people similar to that seen in schizophrenics, study finds

Dopamine system in highly creative people similar to that seen in schizophrenics, study finds | assignment | Scoop.it
New research shows a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity.
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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity | assignment | Scoop.it
Why creativity is like LEGO, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Susan Sontag and Gandhi.

In May, I had the pleasure of speaking at th
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What Defines a Meme?

What Defines a Meme? | assignment | Scoop.it
Our world is a place where information can behave like human genes and ideas can replicate, mutate and evolve
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Engineering Serendipity

Engineering Serendipity | assignment | Scoop.it
Companies that depend on innovation are redesigning work spaces to encourage a certain kind of accident: the human collision.
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are there different types of creativity?  Is this different to the creativity that comes from time alone and reflection and knowledge foundations?

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Scoop.it: topic-centric and a new collaborative dimension to curation

Scoop.it: topic-centric and a new collaborative dimension to curation | assignment | Scoop.it
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Jason Silva: The Nature Of Creativity And How We Can Embrace It [PSFK 2013] - PSFK

Jason Silva: The Nature Of Creativity And How We Can Embrace It [PSFK 2013] - PSFK | assignment | Scoop.it
Filmmaker and creator discusses the power of creativity and technology and how we can be more receptive to new ideas.
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Data visualizations should be as much about facilitating interaction as conveying information

Data visualizations should be as much about facilitating interaction as conveying information | assignment | Scoop.it
As an expressive means of communication, visualizations have much to offer the research community. Michael Schrage would like to see more attention placed on how visualizations can be used as platf...
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Extract " successful visualization is less about effectively conveying complex information than creatively provoking human interaction"

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The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it?

The verdict: is blogging or tweeting about research papers worth it? | assignment | Scoop.it
Eager to find out what impact blogging and social media could have on the dissemination of her work, Melissa Terras took all of her academic research, including papers that have been available onli...
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experiment on how Twitter can be used to promote research papers

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Creative People Say No — Thoughts on creativity

Creative People Say No — Thoughts on creativity | assignment | Scoop.it
A Hungarian psychology professor once wrote to famous creators asking them to be interviewed for a book he was writing.
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Dreams Make You Smarter, More Creative, Studies Suggest

Dreams Make You Smarter, More Creative, Studies Suggest | assignment | Scoop.it
REM sleep boosts memory, creativity, and more, experts announce.
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Tracking the Harlem Shake meme

Tracking the Harlem Shake meme | assignment | Scoop.it
The Harlem Shake viral video trend has been going a month. It's been unique in the speed of its spread.
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5 Ways to Encourage Creative Thinking

5 Ways to Encourage Creative Thinking | assignment | Scoop.it
As the chief executive of a private equity firm I am always on the look-out for the UK’s brightest and most innovative talent. My role as chairman of the Government’s Start-Up Loan scheme
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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | assignment | Scoop.it
"Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view . . . we are forced to
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5 Principles of Creativity

5 Principles of Creativity | assignment | Scoop.it
'Creative geniuses tend to be less the ones with the quickest answers and more the ones who keep working till they get it right.'
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Augmented Reality: Vannevar Bush Cyclops Camera | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com

*Weird to see a head-mounted info-gizmo leading off the 1945 essay that was the very wellspring of computing. *Note the small reticule in the right lens
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Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity - The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business.

Why we have our best ideas in the shower: The science of creativity - The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business. | assignment | Scoop.it
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:

Via Peter Shanks
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The power of lonely

The power of lonely | assignment | Scoop.it
You hear it all the time: We humans are social animals. We need to spend time together to be happy and functional, and we extract a vast array of benefits from maintaining intimate relationships and associating with groups.
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Extract: "But an emerging body of research is suggesting that spending time alone, if done right, can be good for us — that certain tasks and thought processes are best carried out without anyone else around, and that even the most socially motivated among us should regularly be taking time to ourselves if we want to have fully developed personalities, and be capable of focus and creative thinking."

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift | assignment | Scoop.it
Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic su (RT @newtechnetwork: How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning
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Do more tweets mean higher citations? If so, Twitter can lead us to the ‘personalised journal’; pinpointing more research that is relevant to your interests.

Do more tweets mean higher citations? If so, Twitter can lead us to the ‘personalised journal’; pinpointing more research that is relevant to your interests. | assignment | Scoop.it
The time-lag associated with citations and journal publishing means that such strategies are almost useless as a means of identifying relevant papers from current literature. Martin Fenner writes t...
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may be worth looking at his point about citation metrics.

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