It turns out that the creative process involves both art and science
What does it take to produce something truly original? The notion that creativity is the province of right-brain, left-handed artsy types is outdated, says Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence. "The creative brain state accesses a whole range of connections throughout the brain," he says. In fact, the latest research suggests that less than a second before the proverbial light bulb switches on, a spike in gamma brain waves appears to bind cells in several regions of the brain into a new neural network.
This article, published yesterday in U.S. News, explores the origin of creativity in the brain. It offers a step by step guide to harnessing our creative powers using techniques that include mindfulness, mental imagery, and critical analysis.
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