The Practice of Creativity

‘Leaky Attention’, Boredom and Other Creative Tidbits

Posted on: March 9, 2015


No post today. I’m on spring break until next week. But, you know I would not abandon you without providing something to stimulate your creativity. Below are interesting news items about creativity.

-Dan Deacon is a laptop composer and he spoke with National Public Radio host, Arun Rath about music, technology and innovation: ‘You Have To Be Bored’: Dan Deacon On Creativity

-The term ‘leaky attention’ is not the most attractive, but it is a term scientists are using to explain the possible physiological evidence of a connection between creative thinking and sensory distractions. I first read about this idea in Diane Ackerman’s sumptuous book, An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain (which has several chapters that discuss creativity).  Distractions often lead us to new formulations, insights and surprises: Can’t Focus? Maybe You’re a Creative Genius

I am always trying to debunk myths about creativity through this blog, my teaching and my coaching work. Still so many myths about creativity persist! This article does an excellent job in adding more nails to the coffin of creativity myths:  Demystifying the Muse: 5 Creativity Myths You Should Stop Believing


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