Tag: creativity

Creativity and Listening

Creativity and Listening

Everyone seems to agree that listening is important. On Amazon you’ll find loads of books about it. And the web is overflowing with sites and articles about listening. There are 21-step programs. 13-step programs. 9-step programs. 6-, 5- and even a 4-step program (for those aspiring listeners, I assume, who are pressed for time).Some promote “anthropological […]

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Does a brain quirk foster creativity?
By March 20, 2011 Read More →

Does a brain quirk foster creativity?

Here’s an fascinating article from Imprint magazine about the connection between synethesia and creativity.

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Creativity and Contradiction
By March 7, 2011 Read More →

Creativity and Contradiction

Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman explores creativity and contradiction in this recent article in huffingtonpost.com. “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” — Walt Whitman In the CNN.com article “The confusing legacy of Michael Jackson,” Todd Leopold discusses the perplexing combination of seemingly contradictory traits displayed by […]

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Musical Improvisation, Creativity and the Brain
By January 11, 2011 Read More →

Musical Improvisation, Creativity and the Brain

In this fascinating talk at TED, neuroscientist Dr. Charles Limb explores the relationship between creativity, improvisation and brain function, based on examining jazz and hip-hop musicians as they create music while undergoing an fMRI scan.

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Is peak performance just a big act?
By December 7, 2010 Read More →

Is peak performance just a big act?

I’ve spent a good deal of my career as director of films, both commercial and documentary, and my clients have often remarked on the quality of the performances I get, whether it’s from professional actors or just regular folks. Some have asked whether I use any particular method to get people to perform at their best. I had never really […]

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The Power of Practice
By October 29, 2010 Read More →

The Power of Practice

In his bestselling book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly mentions the “10,000-Hour Rule,” claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. Whether the correct amount is 10,000 hours or 20,000 or 5,000, the fact remains that […]

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