Vivian Stitzel

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Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work

Van Morrison once characterized <b>Bob Dylan</b> (b. May 24, 1941) as the greatest living poet. And since poetry, per Muriel Rukeyser’s beautiful definition, is an art that relies on the “moving relation between individual consciousness and the world,” to glimpse Dylan’s poetic prowess is to grasp at once …

Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking

Not unlike many media outlets, <i>The New York Times</i> recently reported about President Obama's call for "a multiyear research effort to produce an 'activity map' that would show in unprecedented detail the workings of the human brain."<p>George H.W.Bush made another presidential call for a study of the …

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

This Infographic Reveals the Daily Routines of History's Greatest Creative Minds

It's easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, allowing our creative endeavors to go by the wayside indefinitely until we can work …

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History's Inventive Minds Say You Don't Have to Be Original to Be Creative

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs have a tough job.<p>They are responsible for leading and inspiring diverse teams of all sizes while carrying the pressures of the business on her or his shoulders. All the while, they are often looked upon to be the …

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Amazing Quotes to Inspire You Out of a Creative Rut

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness greatly hindered. Add to this insecurity and fear of failure and you will land …

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How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?

The science behind the appeal of haunted houses, freak shows, and physical thrills.<p>This time of year, thrillseekers can enjoy horror movies, haunted houses, and prices so low, it’s scary. But if fear is a natural survival response to a threat, or danger, why would we seek out that feeling?<p>Dr. …

How Repetition Enchants the Brain and the Psychology of Why We Love It in Music

<i>“The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism,”</i> Haruki Murakami reflected on the power of a daily routine. <i>“Rhythm is one of the most powerful of pleasures, and when we feel a pleasurable rhythm we hope it will continue,”</i> Mary Oliver wrote about the secret of great …

The divided brain

Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It's not simply "emotion on the …

Different ways of knowing

Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia -- meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a …

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