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Denise Jacobs: Your Brain on Creativity

New Adventures
February 15, 2012

Denise Jacobs: Your Brain on Creativity

New Adventures, 19th Jan 2012

Your Brain on Creativity

While creativity seems ethereal, mysterious and often capricious, there is a biological side of the creative process that underlies the sense of being animated by the divine. Creativity is not just a state of mind and soul, but is also complex symphony of neurobiology, neurochemistry, and neuroelectricity. What is happening inside our craniums, amongst the cortex, hemispheres, and neuroglia when we create? How does the science of the creative brain turn concepts of ways to approach things like work, order, serious concentration, focus, and productivity on their ears? If we better understand the brain on creativity, we can hopefully leverage it's power for increased ideation, innovation, productivity, and flow.

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February 15, 2012

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  2. For the Twitter inspired: I am: @denisejacobs We’re at: #naconf

    @naconf I’m waxing philosophic about: #creativebrain
  3. Little known facts about me…

  4. I’m part Vulcan. Srsly!

  5. Chickens are cute!

  6. The. Best. Houseguest. Ever.

  7. Writing is a callous process.

  8. What’s in here

  9. innerworkings

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  11. A deeply divided brain

  12. Once upon a time…

  13. …there was a brain, who was

  14. Oppressed.

  15. Cubicalia

  16. (The BossMan)

  17. All of the pressure…

  18. “Check your chains.”

  19. “I can show you what you are capable of. Check

    your chains.”
  20. (empty desk)

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  23. Road was not clear

  24. Go inside

  25. Start along the path…

  26. Cough, Rumble, Flash!

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  32. Beta v. alpha

  33. Close your eyes…

  34. But relax!

  35. (brain)

  36. “Genius is the offspring of the in-between.” - Jonathan Fields

  37. Filters

  38. Communication Addiction

  39. Lo-fi time

  40. “Don’t force creativity. Allow it to come to you.” -

    Erik Ford, To Sketch or Not to Sketch
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  42. Man with no name

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  44. “When you are playful, you are activating the right side

    of your brain. The logical brain is a limited brain. The right side is unlimited. You can (do and ) be anything you want.” - Madan Kataria, The Laughter Guru
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  49. There is an alternative

  50. Embrace paradox

  51. “Creativity is the merging of two incongruent ideas: creativity is

    about embracing paradox.” - Frank Chimero, Build Conference Nov. 2010, The Shape of Design
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  55. (return to cubicalia 2)

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  58. Laugh

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  60. Perfectly synced

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  71. How to find me DeniseJacobs.com [email protected] twitter.com/denisejacobs slideshare.net/denisejacobs

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