Why are we insightful? What is going on in the brain when we have a flash of insight?
Horizon on the Brain looks at:
- Divergent thinking
- Unusual and unexpected experiences
- Schema violation
Based on this I’m going to take up something mindless to do between the gaps – doing the dishes surely counts?
Reading does not?
Watching TV does not?
- Walking the dog
- Falling asleep in the bath
- Pruning bushes
- Mow the lawn
When and where do people have moments of creativity?
The neuroscience of electromangentic and fMRI scans.
Human advancement is dependent on creativity.
You will hear from:
- Prof Jonathan Schooler
- Dr Mark Beeman
- Dr Charles Limb
- Dr Simone Ritter
- Dr Jon Kounios
- Dr Rex Young
You will hear about:
- The neural correlate of creativity
- The anterior superior antilial giros
- Look for unexpected experiences Scehema violation
- Breaking cognitive pedants
Breaking any routine – switching steps Change your routines Well trodden neural pathways are abandoned.
- Mind wandering helps the creative process Engaging in a non–demaning task
- Don’t just do nothing, do something undemanding instead …
If you’re stumped, take a break e.g. walk, shower, gardening … walk the dog.
- Down regulate your frontal lobes.
- Some people are hypofrontal. Losing your inhibitions when you improvise.
- Releasing your mental handcuffs.
- Science to explain.
Towards a theory of creativity.