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How to access YOUR CREATIVITY-deliberately, strongly

How to access your creativity. 'I was astounded! I love that process' ... Terry Mackintosh speaking about the natural flow on effect to a breakthrough in his songwriting. Find out more about the process here...

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Your Brain on Facebook

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While Facebook's rise took many by surprise, its success was little surprise to the hundreds of researchers who study social interactions in neuroscience labs across the country. Over the last deca...

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The Scientific Power of Thought

Get Your FREE Audio Book - http://bit.ly/10gMVnV TWEET IT - http://clicktotweet.com/mo28x The power of the mind and it's ability to affect physical change ma...

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Electric Car's curator insight, January 17, 2013 9:30 PM

 

Those who exercise increase their strength by thirty percent what those who imagined doing it increased their muscle strength by twenty two percent

 

This is because the neurons responsible for the movement instruction were still being used and strengthened resulting in increased strength when the muscles actually contracted


So while your thoughts don't have some mystical or magical power mental practice is an effective way to prepare for a physical skill

 

Each thought actually changes the structure and function of the brain by affecting the neurons at the microscopic level

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Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould On Why Connections Are ...

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“The trick to creativity, if there is a single useful thing to say about it, is to identify your own peculiar talent and then to settle down to work with it for a good long time.” “Originality often consists in linking up ideas whose ...
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Shane Koyczan, "This is my Voice," Words Aloud 2007, Canada

Shane Koyczan performs at the Words Aloud 4 Spoken Word Festival in Durham, Ontario, Canada, November 2007.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish."      

“Very many people go through their whole lives having no real sense of what their talents may be, or if they have any to speak of.” Ken Robinson

 

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This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts To Improve Your Thinking

This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts To Improve Your Thinking | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it

Conversations on the edge of human knowledge - 151 big thinkers each pick a concept to enhance your cognitive toolkit

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Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain | Video on TED.com

Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain | Video on TED.com | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it

TED Talks Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. An RSA animation

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Great update/correction of right brain/left brain information and common usage of the terms
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Amazon.com: The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice (9781591844013): Todd Henry: Books

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Noun: 'creative'... are you one?
Todd Henry: Call yourself anything you want, but if you're responsible for solving problems, developing strategies, or otherwise straining your brain for new ideas, I'm going to call you a creative - even if you ended up being one accidentally
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Just Say No to Aging? - Newsweek article

Just Say No to Aging? - Newsweek article | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it

Ellen Langer, Harvard psychologist: we are all victims of our own stereotypes about aging and health.

Imagine that you could rewind the clock 20 years. It's 1989. Madonna is topping the pop charts, and TV sets are tuned to "Cheers" and "Murphy Brown." Widespread Internet use is just a pipe dream, and Sugar Ray Leonard and Joe Montana are on recent covers of Sports Illustrated.

But most important, you're 20 years younger.

Check out her book "Counterclockwise"

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ART Project by GOOGLE

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"Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces." In 2011 this project was presented by Google Inc., which gives a ...
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Amazon.com: The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life (9780345466334): John Daido Loori: Books

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Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration - HBR IdeaCast ...

Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration - HBR IdeaCast ... | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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Deepak Chopra: What George Harrison Knew - 

Deepak Chopra's short address at the SAND17 conference is notable for its clarity, warmth and realism - and for its opening video and closing audio. The sincerity of his plea to the audience also made an impact: Please wake up, because the dream has turned into a nightmare. The presentation ends with a short meditation to become aware of that which is listening, and a recording of a song that George Harrison gave to Deepak on the way to London Airport in 1988.

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Happy New Year! The 25 Most Popular Street Art Pieces Of 2013

Happy New Year! The 25 Most Popular Street Art Pieces Of 2013 | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it
The Most Popular Street Art Pieces Of 2013 On StreetArtNews With Banksy, Invader, Etam Cru and more...

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 1, 2014 12:18 PM

2013's most notorious event has been Banksy's month long show in New York City, "Better Out Than In" and to no surprise he ranks #1 this year.  So that we are able to feature a variety of artists we've grouped the whole of Banksy's epic October exhibition under the above stencil which was used to announce the 31 pieces that followed, and subsequently became the most viewed piece of the whole year.

Click to see the pictures.

Maria Jose Barrios's curator insight, January 1, 2014 3:13 PM

Con 2013 llega a su fin, es hora de desvelar las 25 piezas más populares del año (basado en páginas vistas únicas) en StreetArtNews.

Alejandro Coronado's curator insight, January 2, 2014 9:00 AM

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Ego and Creativity

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Jan Cross's insight:

"You can be really self-centered, but it's not in a way that spins out your ego; it's focused on achieving a task, like making the line from my hand to my toe more beautiful today than it was yesterday. 

"There's something so meditative and completely egoless about that. Anything where you have to focus so intently on what the discipline calls for is a great way to keep yourself quiet and focused-in. It just makes your brain shut up."  ~ Article by Douglas Eby. Quote by Melora Hardin 

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Creative bursts from all corners | Harvard Gazette

Creative bursts from all corners | Harvard Gazette | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it
Disciplines, ideas converge at Radcliffe event | A daylong symposium at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study explored the notion of the creative “aha” moment across a range of fields and disciplines.
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The Khan Academy, Smarthistory and the Google Art Project

The Khan Academy, Smarthistory and the Google Art Project | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it

"You may have been wondering what Smarthistory has been up to since we joined Khan Academy in October. We’ve had to keep this hush-hush…but we can now announce that we have contributed more than 100 videos to the unbelievably great, second iteration of the Google Art Project"

 

The recent announcement of an extensive Version 2 of the Google Art Project, covering 151 museums and thousands of works has been followed by the news that SmartHistory.org have been collaborating with Google on building education resources to extend and support the project.


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Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir - 'Lux Aurumque'

Nearly 200 talented singers from around the world brought together in a 'virtual choir' via YouTube. A spellbinding collaborative performance of “Lux Aurumque” created and conducted by Eric Whitacre, one of the most performed composers of his generation.

 

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25 Famous Thinkers and Their Inspiring Daily Rituals | Online College Tips – Online Colleges

25 Famous Thinkers and Their Inspiring Daily Rituals | Online College Tips – Online Colleges | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it

Rituals and routines may at first seem counter-intuitive in the context of the Eureka! myth and our notion of the genius suddenly struck by a brilliant
idea.

Here is a peek into routines and rituals that writers, philosophers, and statesmen have depended on to keep their work on track and their thoughts flowing.


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Weekend Presentation: 29 Ways to Stay Creative | Webdesigntuts+

Weekend Presentation: 29 Ways to Stay Creative | Webdesigntuts+ | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it
This is a quick inspirational video made by motion graphics ninjas To-Fu Design.

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Three Phases of Developing Creativity

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In the first chapter of Galen Rowell's great book, Inner Game of Outdoor Photography, he talks about the three phases of developing creativity.

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Relax – (mindfulness, just one minute at a time) – Beyond Meds

Relax – (mindfulness, just one minute at a time) – Beyond Meds | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it
They are simple and straight forward tips, making mindfulness practice a part of every minute of our lives. That is how it's supposed to be, but it's so often taught in ways that make people think it's not something they can do.
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Woz on Creativity: Work Alone

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Groupthink, the origin of originality, and why most inventors are like artists.

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» Mindfulness Over Mood: The Now Effect and Your Mental Health - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» Mindfulness Over Mood: The Now Effect and Your Mental Health - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Extraordinary Mind Project | Scoop.it
Bringing mindfulness to our automatic interpretations pops us into a state of clarity where the Now Effect can begin to take root.

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