• what is this predictibve brain signal? the essential element is a steady rhythm of alpha waves emanating from the right hemisphere. .....why is a relaxed state of mind so important for creative imsights? when our minds are at ease-- when those alpha waves are rippling through the brain- we are more likely to direct the spot.......that's why so many insights happen during warm showers. this also helps explain the power of a positive mood. (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-01 07:52:28
    —— 引自第30页
  • III=III+III...the patients who couldn't pay attention, however, had an 82 percent success rate. they are forced by the brain injury to consider a much wider range of possible answers....their attention deficit turned out to be a creative blessing. ......the insight arrives only after you stop looking for it.......and that's when he bacame an insight machine. (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-01 08:54:37
    —— 引自第35页
  • the key element is a willingness to consider information and ideas that don't seem worth considering. (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-01 12:00:55
    —— 引自第43页
  • the inability to focus helps ensure a richer mixture of thoughts in consciousness, they had difficulty flitering out the world, they ended up letting more in. (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-01 12:04:02
    —— 引自第43页
  • when your brain is supposedly doing nothing, it's really doing a tremendous amount...........why did daydreaming consume so much energy?.......Raichle's FMRI studies demonstrated that the brain is extremely busy during the default state. (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-01 12:07:12
    —— 引自第45页
  • individuals who are unaware that their minds have started wandering don't exhibit increased creativity. "the point is that it's not enough to just daydream" schooler says....the hard part is maintaining enough awareness so that even when you start to daydream you can interrupt yourself and notice a creative thought." (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-01 12:17:24
    —— 引自第49页
  • subjects in the blue condition genereated twice as many crative putputs as did subjects in the red condition. (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-01 12:27:46
    —— 引自第51页
  • Auden put it best:"All genuine poetry is in a sense the formation of private spheres out of public chaos."。。。。。He needs these the unexpected thoughts when logic won't help. (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-04 07:25:44
    —— 引自第64页
  • every night we temporarily turn into improv artists....Picasso said:"every child is an artist. the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up....once we learn to inhibit our impulses, we also inhibit our ability to improvise. ..Yo-yo Ma"I always tell them that the professional musician should aspire to the state of the beginner...He is playing because making this sound, expressing this melody, makes him happy. That is still the only good reason to play." (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-24 02:00:35
    —— 引自第108页
  • He(Jobs)believed that the best meetings happened by accident, in the hallway or parking lot. ...But Steve realized that when people run into each other, when they make eye contact, things happen. (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-24 03:29:22
    —— 引自第151页
  • Our associations are shaped by language, and language is full of cliches. (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-24 03:46:15
    —— 引自第162页
  • "What I've learned to look for is the individual voice, it might be an awsthetic,or a sentence style, or a way of holding the camera. ...This is something I cannot teach, You either have something to say or you don't."....Most of their work will be thrown away. Most of their drafts will be ignored. But their weirdness will be contagious." (查看原文)
    cecilia 2012-05-24 03:55:01
    —— 引自第171页
  • But the Continuum designers didn't begin with molecules. They didn't spend time in the lab worrying about the chemistry of soap. Instead, they visited people's homes and watched dozens of them engage in the tedious ritual of floor cleaning. "This is about the most boring footage you can imagine," West says. (查看原文)
    Annahv 2013-10-17 00:10:46
    —— 引自章节:introduction
  • this is where the tools of modern science prove essential, since they allow us to see how these various forms depend on different kinds of brain activity. The imagination is transformed from something metaphysical -- a property of the gods -- into a particular twitch of cortex. Furthermore, this new knowledge is useful: because we finally understand what creativity is, we can begin to construct a taxonomy of it, outlining the conditions under which each particular mental strategy is ideal. (查看原文)
    Annahv 2013-10-17 00:23:09
    —— 引自章节:introduction
  • Sometimes we need to let go and improvise on our own, and sometimes we need the wisdom of others. Once we know how creativity works, we can make it work for us. (查看原文)
    Annahv 2013-10-17 00:23:09
    —— 引自章节:introduction