We know we can't get progress on technology or the arts without creativity. And yet, artists and inventors have had such varying methods that neuroscientists have wondered whether or not there are certain uniform patterns associated with the creative state. What researchers discovered is that when we’re being creative, a certain neurological pattern does exist.
One of the most important aspects of innovation is creativity. But the trait has been elusive. How on earth do you generate it? Stories of artists regale us with bizarre methods. For instance, Salvador Dali would nap in a chair with his keys dangling over a metal plate. Once he relaxed enough to let go of the keys, they’d go crashing down onto the plate, rousing him from his slumber, his dream still fresh in his mind. Dali would then rush to capture the memory of his dream.
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