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Decoding Creativity – It's In the Genes!

What do Beethoven and the violinist who plays in the subway for a few dollars of tips share? What’s common between Vincent Van Gogh and the …

How To Be More Creative Right Now

When you’re feeling uninspired, forcing creativity feels like spinning wheels. These tips can get you back to rolling, quickly.<p>To some, creativity is an elusive muse who rarely graces us with her presence. To others, she’s a best friend who stops by all the time to play and hang out. Either way, …

3 Secrets of Radical Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Want truly breakthrough ideas? You need to look to a true genius for inspiration.<p>If you need just a little boost to your creative thinking, academic research on how to generate more ideas might do the trick. But when you're looking for truly radical innovations, your best bet is to look to a truly …

The structure of creative cognition in the human brain

Definitions<p>Creativity is a complex and vast construct that has been vital to the progress of human civilization and very likely the development of …

#iamcreative: 10 Quotes About Creativity

Sometimes it’s really hard to find inspiration. You want to make something, you think you have a vision and then it just doesn’t turn out exactly like you planned. On the other hand, sometimes you just freestyle the whole project and end up with something beautiful and unexpected.<p>We teamed up with …

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

In recent years many schools have cut their art programs as non-essential subjects. At the same time, leaders are crying for more creative thinking …

Why Creative People Seem To Have The Messiest Minds

Creativity is very messy.<p>According to one prominent theory, the creative process involves four stages: preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification. This is all well and good in theory. In <i>reality</i>, the creative process often feels like this:<p>The creative process — from the first drop of …

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The Art of Thought: A Pioneering 1926 Model of the Four Stages of Creativity

In 1926, thirteen years before James Webb Young’s <i>Technique for Producing Ideas</i> and more than three decades before Arthur Koestler’s seminal “bisociation” theory of how creativity works, English social psychologist and London School of Economics co-founder <b>Graham Wallas</b>, sixty-eight at the time, …

How creating mental blocks from curiosity, and knocking them down, can spark creative ideas