37. Four Ways to be Creative


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  • Chapter 37: Four Ways to be Creative
  • Deliberate and cognitive creativity
  • Deliberate and emotional creativity
  • Spontaneous and cognitive creativity
  • Spontaneous and emotional creativity
  • comes from sustained work in a discipline
  • function comes from the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in your brain, located behind your forehead
  • allows for focused attention
  • allows for you to make connections among bits of information you’ve stored in other parts of your brain
  • requires quiet time, time to ponder and emotionally reflect on something
  • requires a high degree of knowledge and lots of time
  • deliberate part comes from the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in brain, emotional part comes from both the amygdala and cingulate cortex
  • amygdala processes basic emotions: love, hate, fear, etc.
  • cingulate cortex processes complex emotions related to your interaction with others and the world
  • some time required for reaction/feedback
  • time required for reaction/feedback
  • requires time to stop and be away from the problem, insight for the design/solution will come eventually
  • function involves the basal ganglia of the brain, operating outside of conscious awareness
  • conscious brain stops working on design/problem and unconscious brain works on it in the background
  • some time and an existing body of knowledge required for reaction/feedback
  • no specific knowledge necessary, but skill is required
  • powerful experiences/moments, relative to epiphanies
  • function involves the amygdala alone
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