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To boost your creativity, procrastinate

If you quickly scan the two pictures by Octavio Ocampo, you’ll miss the detail and richness.  Spend a minute – what do you see in the pictures?

Forever Always by Octavio Ocampo
Visions of Quixote by Octavio Ocampo

If you quickly observe this sketch, you may assume it’s something less than it is.

First ideas are usually the most conventional; creative insight needs time to gestate.

“People who take time to step back and assess each visual puzzle above are more likely to perceive the multiple layers in the images. In the same way, when we’re developing an original idea, a pause gives our brains time to form creative associations, and recognize patterns, or simply see things from a different angle,” psychologist Maria Konnikova.

Let’s leverage procrastination for next year’s World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21. Why not start to consider ways to leverage/celebrate/engage during the week now?

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The neuroscience of creativity

Unraveling the underlying neural mechanisms of human creativity is a tough knot to untie. Despite its difficulties, or perhaps because of them, neuroscientists are on the hunt.

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Evolution has fostered and rewarded creativity. Creativity is as human as conversation.

Could creativity preserve your memory?

Pursuing creative passions and favorite activities into old age could preserve your mind

Source: www.wmur.com

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic discovered that people who engaged in artistic activities, such as painting, drawing and sculpting, in both middle and old age were 73% less likely to have memory and thinking problems, such as mild cognitive Impairment, that lead to dementia.

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

What you can do is be receptive and expose yourself to a lot of insight triggers. Also, positive moods tend to promote eureka moments. On the contrary, anxiety will promote analytical thoughts.

Source: www.fastcompany.com

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