So much goes on in the world around us that our brains, if they tried to process everything, would be paralyzed by data overload. Our brains combat this by employing selective attention.
We hold a regular #creativehuddle Twitter chat each Tuesday from 12-1pm UK time. On Tuesday 24th November our #creativehuddle considered the neuroscience around creativity, asking participants what they know about our brain and why it’s important. A highly interesting Twitter chat ensued – here’s a summary of the highlights.
Recent research found that workers in cubicles with high partitions were the most miserable, rated according to 15 factors including workspace cleanliness, noise, visual privacy and temperature.
It’s exciting to think that we may one day understand the mysteries of our brains. But we should also remember how little we know now, despite a growing body of neuroscience research.
The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain / left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.
If you’ve ever asked yourself: What is insight? How does it work? You’ll be interested in this episode of BBC2’s Horizon, which explores new research on the areas of the brain that play an important part in creative thinking.