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


The Shop at Guilford Art Center: Support Working Artists

The Shop at Guilford Art Center is one of the most unique shopping destinations on the shoreline, offering a selection of contemporary American crafts and jewelry handmade by artists from across the country. Find works in glass, metal, ceramics, wood, fiber, paper, toys and much more. The Shop also hosts seasonal Designer Circus fashion events and the popular ARTISTRY event during the holidays.

All proceeds from The Shop support independent working artists and Guilford Art Center’s community and its educational programming.

The Shop at Guilford Art Center
411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Both Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind and LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness can be purchased at the Gallery. Be sure to stop by!

 

Where Else But the Martha Link Walsh Gallery?

Artist Martha Link Walsh has dared to make her life one of doing what she loves and of serving her community.

When she serendipitously discovered the art of papercutting, she devoted her days to learning about its history and traditions of paper cutting and taught herself how to draw and cut. Over more than 40 years, she has developed her own signature style which, combined with her imagination, reveals one-of-a-kind originals that touch the heart.

You can visit with Martha, and see her creations, at her well-known gallery on the Connecticut shoreline.

Situated in a rustic, turn-of-the-century building, the Martha Link Walsh Gallery is full of surprises. Here you will find original papercuttings and artwork, guest artists, creative gifts, and much more!

Martha Link Walsh Gallery
188 North Main Street
Branford, CT 06405

Both Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind and LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness can be purchased at the Gallery. Be sure to stop by and support this wonderful local business today!

BOOK SIGNING with Author/Naturalist Jen Payne

Rock Garden in Branford, December 16, 12-3pm

Dental flossers? Seriously? Come find out the real meaning behind the book Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind at a Book Signing with local writer and naturalist Jen Payne, hosted by Rock Garden in Branford on Saturday, December 16 from 12 – 3pm.

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Professor Peter Raymond says “This collection of writing and photographs powerfully remind us that our everyday actions effect the environment. Jen Payne’s writing underscores our role as stewards and the positive impact we can make on the world around us.”

Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind
follows on the heels of Payne’s 2014 well-received book LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness, and continues a dialogue about our innate connection with nature.

Both books will be available at the event, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Rock Garden is located at 17 South Main Street, Branford, CT.

For more information and to purchase copies of the book, please visit www.3chairspublishing.com.

IMAGE No. 014-0415 – Supply Ponds Nature Preserve, Branford, Connecticut; by Jen Payne, April 2015

GUEST BLOG POST: Finding Inspiration

Today, I’m a guest blogger on CMash Reads, sharing my thoughts on…

FINDING INSPIRATION

When I told a friend last spring that I was writing a poem a day for National Poetry Month, she asked me how I found the inspiration for 30 poems.

“It’s like rummaging around in a junk drawer,” I told her. “You’re bound to put your hands on something!”

And sure enough, in April, I found inspiration from a seagull, bugs, a haiku class, a trip to the Dollar Store, and pizza. Among other things. (See the full tally here: https://wp.me/PKhyg-3lf)

Now granted, they are not all masterpieces. But that’s not the point. Like any writing challenge — NaNoWriMo, HistNoWriMo, SciFiWriMo — the goal is simply to get into the habit of writing.

“Simply” of course being somewhat of an issue if you are lacking inspiration. Which brings us back to that junk drawer…

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This post is part of a month-long, nationwide blog tour for my new book Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, hosted by Wow! Women on Writing. Buy the book today!

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