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Heather McQuaid

BPS Research Digest: Mild intoxication aids creative problem solving - 6 views

    Drinking in the (in)sights? Mild intoxication aids creative problem solving
Peter Shanks

The Rise of the New Groupthink - - 16 views

  • SOLITUDE is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place.
  • But there’s a problem with this view. Research strongly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption. And the most spectacularly creative people in many fields are often introverted
  • In his memoir, Mr. Wozniak offers this guidance to aspiring inventors: “Most inventors and engineers I’ve met are like me ... they live in their heads. They’re almost like artists. In fact, the very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone .... I’m going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone... Not on a committee. Not on a team.”
    Solitude is out of fashion, but research strongly suggests that people are more creative when working alone
Heather McQuaid

The cognitive neuroscience of creativity « Learning Science - 22 views

  • It is proposed that there are four basic types of creative insights, each mediated by a distinctive neural circuit.
Heather McQuaid

All In The Mind - 16 July 2011 - The precipice of creativity: the improvising mind - 16 views

  • Whether it's choosing words to make up a sentence or walking along a crowded street, we're all capable of improvising. But musical improvisation fills us with amazement. How do musicians make the moment-by-moment decisions to create spontaneous music that's more than noise -- and what's going on in their brains to make it all happen?
Caramel Crow

BBC News | HEALTH | Unlocking the brain's potential - 0 views

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