How Does Creativity Happen?
A fascinating SEED magazine article from earlier this year explores how creativity works in the brain.
A fascinating SEED magazine article from earlier this year explores how creativity works in the brain. They examine two studies that shed light on the specific sequence of brain activity that occurs as spontaneous creativity happens.
But how does such an act of imagination happen? How does the mind create on command? William James described the creative process as a seething cauldron of ideas, where everything is fizzling and bobbing about in a state of bewildering activity. In the last year, two separate experiments have attempted to see inside the cauldron, to figure out how a loom of electric cells finds the exact right notes on the upright organ.