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Stimulation Your Imagination PART IAnalogies – to start a train ofthoughtINSIDE YOUR BRAIN: WHEN DOYOU GET A CREATIVE IDEAPDC1108/PDC1109
“I’m not really a creative person”Could it really be that some of usare born to be more creativelygifted than others?
Your Brain – The most powerful!
Working Brain…Even Steve Jobs agrees with this theory ofwhat creativity is all about:"Creativity is just connecting things. When you askcreative people how they did something, they feel alittle guilty because they didn’t really do it, they justsaw something."
10 Surprising Ways to Transform YourCreative ThinkingYOUR BRAIN DOES BETTER CREATIVE WORKWHEN YOU’RE TIRED-creative thinkingactually works better at non-optimal times.So, ifyou’re a morning lark, your brain will be betterat finding creative insights at night, when you’retired.
EXERCISE CAN IMPROVE YOUR CREATIVITYTypical triggers for events, that make us feel great and relaxedand therefore give us an increased dopamine flow are taking awarm shower,exercising, driving home, etc. The chances ofhaving great ideas then are a lot higherThe more dopamine that is released, the more creative we are
AMBIENT NOISE LEVELS ARE BEST FORCREATIVITYSilence, in fact, actually helps us tosharpen our focus, so it’s useful for intenseproblem-solving or detail-oriented tasks.Creative thinking, on the other hand, requiresthe kind of ambient buzz of sound that youmight find in a café to promote broaderthinki.ng and new ideas
Even Steve Jobs agrees withthis theory of whatcreativity is all about:"Creativity is just connectingthings. When you askcreative people how theydid something, they feel alittle guilty because theydidn’t really do it, they justsaw something."NOTHING IS ORIGINAL: CREATIVITY IS ALL ABOUTMAKING CONNECTIONS

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