“What Should We Look For When Searching For Creative People?”

Contrary to pop biz, self help platitudes, “creativity” is pretty much anti-social and driven by “darkness” and not the “light.”  Unlikely organizations can tolerate this kind of diversity – why ad agencies, consultants, accts, attys, etc. are best to stay “outsiders.” “Creativity can quite simply be defined as the capacity to come up with new […]

“… time spent playing informal sports was significantly and positively related to overall creativity, while time spent playing organized sports was significantly and negatively related to overall creativity.”

Childhood sports and adult creativity: a study … time spent playing informal sports was significantly and positively related to overall creativity, while time spent playing organized sports was significantly and negatively related to overall creativity. Perhaps even more interestingly, the difference between those participants whose scores placed them into “above-average” creativity bracket was only about […]

“”We believe that genetic risk may confer vulnerability for dysfunctional brain network communication. This abnormal network communication in turn might amplify risk for psychiatric illnesses. “

Few things on this research area: There is some evidence that all mental illnesses sit along a continuum of similar inherited/genetic neuronal malfunctions that are similar in cause and effect.  One friend, an expert in this field, said she suspected all mental illnesses were ‘just” different configurations of similar, hyper-frequent, milliesecond neuronal seizures. There is an idea […]

“Empathy Represses Analytic Thought, And Vice Versa: Brain Physiology Limits Simultaneous Use Of Both Empathy And Analysis”

When the brain’s analytic network is engaged, our ability to appreciate the human cost of our action is repressed…we have a built-in neural constraint on our ability to be both empathetic and analytic at the same time. New research shows a simple reason why even the most intelligent, complex brains can be taken by a […]