Developing creativity and letting in more stimuli

Developing creativity and letting in more stimuli

Times SquareAn Eide Neurolearning post refers to studies on attentional style and creativity, including a study that notes, “…psychometric measures of creativity and measures of real-world creative achievement are associated with a habitual tendency toward diffuse rather than focused attention, which results in ineffective filtering of distracting or irrelevant environmental stimuli.”

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Are Creative Brains Different?

Are Creative Brains Different?

brain scan-Human Connectome ProjectSome research concludes “Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists.”

But with the flood of brain imaging studies, it is worth noting there are critiques of the validity and meaning of the technology.

Continued: Do Artists Have Unique Brains?

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Do Artists Have Unique Brains? | The Creative Mind

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A BBC news story reports on research that concludes “Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists.” With the flood of brain imaging studies, it is worth noting there are critiques of the validity and meaning of the technology.




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Cutting and high sensitivity | TalentDevelop

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People engage in self-injury for various reasons, including regulating their emotional states and trying to manage situations in their environment.


Some deal with their high sensitivity very well, with adequate self care and respecting their needs for boundaries and retreating, but some people take drugs, and others self-injure to deal with their stress and anxiety, which can be heightened with the trait of high sensitivity. News reports suggest that teens “are harming themselves at rates higher than previously suspected”

Angelina Jolie said, “I don’t cut myself now…”


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Cutting and high sensitivity

Cutting and high sensitivity

One of the hallmarks of being creative is sensitivity. But for many people, that sensitivity can lead to feelings of overwhelm and chaos.

Some deal with their high sensitivity very well, with adequate self care and respecting their needs for boundaries and by retreating, but some people take drugs, and others self-injure to deal with the stress and anxiety.

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Morty Lefkoe on personal growth without needing positive beliefs | TalentDevelop

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How much of our lives are impacted by our beliefs? “All beliefs are limiting…You are what you believe you are (for you) and anything else is absolutely not true (not possible). Your beliefs about people and life also create boxes; what’s outside the boxes literally does not exist for you…It is more important to live as the creator of your life (as the sculptor) rather than as any specific creation.” - Morty Lefkoe




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Too much pursuit of happiness, too little creativity? - Part 2

Too much pursuit of happiness, too little creativity? – Part 2

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Does happiness always enhance creativity?

A study by June Gruber of Yale University and others (“A Dark Side of Happiness? How, When, and Why Happiness Is Not Always Good”), notes “Emotional states exert significant effects on memory, judgment, decision-making, and creativity.”

Her study also reports that “moderate levels of positive emotions engender more creativity, but high levels of positive…

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Multitasking is really task-switching. Some people are good at it. | TalentDevelop

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Humans don’t really multitask, says research by the Stanford Multitasking study. We just switch very quickly between tasks. Some people do it very well.

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I want some more. Our thirst for vitality.

I want some more. Our thirst for vitality.

“I want some more.”

That is Kirsten Dunst as new vampire Claudia in the movie version of the Anne Rice novel Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), realizing she has a new source of incredible vitality and life force.

“Blood stands for life, and blood is also the archetypal symbol of the soul (life energy). Therefore blood is a central symbol in many religions, including the…

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Writing wherever; Artist myths; Fraud feelings | The Inner Writer

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Many writers don’t have a writing studio, or a schedule always under their control. And writers can be affected by artist myths, and fraud feelings.



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