Eureka! Creativity Changes Your Brain

Eureka! The guy named Archimedes ran nude out of his bath tub to the town once he found out the idea the amount of water displaced from the tub was equal to the volume of the object immersed. That is an example of an intuitive creativity. Creativity had already been a vital force in science to imagine unthinkable things that revolutionized the perception of universe. One such is the theory of relativity of Einstein which described how the gravity could bend the space-time fabric of cosmos. A man with respect to neuroscience should understand the difference between the intelligence and creativity. Intelligence is correlated with genetic potential as it was found in more correlation with identical twins. This is obviously a skeptical explanation even for me. However, Intelligence is understood in neuroscience as a deductive reasoning which found its answer when worked on ideas and laws of a subject or once the subject has been exposed to whereas creativity used abductive reasoning in which it had to find answers without knowing the ideas and laws of a subject or without having exposure to the subject. Creativity not only subsides to kindergarten and high school compounds in forms of arts and it’s expressions, it is an integral part of study in understanding the extension of subjective experiences of consciousness in neuroscience.

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF CREATIVITY, How creativity changes your brain, Dr. Fahad Basheer

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IMAGE: Man at His Bath, Gustave Caillebotte


BOOK REVIEW: The Obituary Writer

The Obituary Writer
by Ann Hood

On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her lover who disappeared in the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. By telling the stories of the dead, Vivien not only helps others cope with their grief but also begins to understand the devastation of her own terrible loss. The surprising connection between Claire and Vivien will change the life of one of them in unexpected and extraordinary ways. Part literary mystery and part love story, The Obituary Writer examines expectations of marriage and love, the roles of wives and mothers, and the emotions of grief, regret, and hope.


I enjoyed this story. It wasn’t particularly edifying, but I think that’s why I liked it. An easy read to sink into when everything else is spinning. Comfort food in the form of a book. Again. Of course.— Jen Payne