Find new inspiration with these time-tested approaches to creativity | Anthony Brandt

Human beings have one foot in the familiar and one foot in the novel. And we’re actually biologically built to be that way. We don’t want to run on autopilot. We don’t want to live Groundhog Day doing the same thing, saying the same thing to the same people all the time. On the other […]

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Eric Kandel: Creativity, Your Brain, and the Aha! Moment

Leonardo, for one, spent a fair amount of time dissecting human cadavers because he wanted to know how the various bones related to one each other and how the muscles related to the bones. So he wanted to have a realistic understanding of the human anatomy because he was depicting real live people sitting, gesturing, […]

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Mindful Daydreaming Enhances Creativity, Not Meditation Alone

The way human evolution has worked is that humans are constantly toggling between two main modes of thought, a mode of thought where we’re focused on the moment for survival issues, because if you miss like a saber-toothed tiger coming after you and you’re daydreaming you’re not going to be daydreaming much longer, do you […]

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