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Yes, caffeine helps. But new research shows that the moderate noise level in busy cafés also perks up your creative cognition. Global X/ Flickr PROBLEM : To optimize creativity, how quiet or noisy should your workspace be? METHODOLOGY : Researchers led by Ravi Mehta conducted five experiments to understand how ambient sounds affect creative cognition.
4 2 in Share 2 There is a school of thought that says that creativity is enhanced by having all the resources you need. There is an that suggests that limitations can be the spur to creativity. It is to this view that I want to turn.
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by Maria Popova Inside the ‘seething cauldron of ideas,’ or what Bob Dylan has to do with the value of the synthesizer mind.
Fast Company wants you to have your best year yet in 2012; click for more advice and tips on how to work smarter, manage your career, and lead a more meaningful life. For more than thirty years, Haruki Murakami has dazzled the world with his beautifully crafted words, most often in the form of novels and short stories. But his book What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (2008) opens a rare window into his life and process, revealing an obsession with running and how it fuels his creative process.
New research finds circadian rhythms in our creativity.
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106 Share Synopsis Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught. 1.
How creative are you?
The Sifter spent last night poring over hundreds of famous and inspirational quotes on creativity. Below is a collection of our 15 favourites. Let us know which ones resonate with you the most, and feel free to counter any you disagree with.
by Francesca Gino | 11:33 AM April 20, 2012 Whether you are trying to create a new product, solve problems more effectively, become the most successful company in your industry, or find creative ways to meet your customers' needs, innovation is likely one of your most critical objectives at work. But a factor often overlooked may get in the way of your expressing and implementing your excellent ideas: You are an introvert.
iStockphoto.com What makes people creative? What gives some of us the ability to create work that captivates the eyes, minds and hearts of others?
One of the first things I noticed when I signed up for Pinterest earlier this week is that several of my female friends and acquaintances were already on the site. It was as if they had been holding out on what many are promising will be 2012's hot ticket in the social networking space. Of the 16 people Pinterest said I knew who were already using the site, 14 were women. Over the course of the first day, five more women I know added me and I suddenly felt like I had ventured behind some secret curtain. That is not surprising: in December, Mashable reported that 59 percent of the site's visitors were women between the ages of 25 and 44, and that 58 percent of its visitors in the previous 12 weeks had been female.
Although creativity keeps human society flourishing, science honestly offers few answers to how the intricate, infinitely complex concept actually works. No matter how much research pours into measuring and grasping the essential phenomenon, it seems as if more questions pop up than receive tangible answers.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. – Buddha