Insight the eureka moment
It is a feeling we all know – the moment when a light goes on in your head. In a sudden flash of inspiration, a new idea is born. Scientists are still trying to work out how these moments of creativity – whether big, small or life changing – come about.
While the very latest neuroimaging technology means researchers can actually peer inside our brains and witness the creative spark as it happens. What they are discovering could have the power to make every one of us more creative.
It’s about connection distribution in division
Improvisation: Charles Limb
Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation — so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds. (Recorded at TEDxMidAtlantic, November 2010 in Baltimore, MD. Duration: 16:31)
The creative force of humankind that allows the progress of the world to advance
Damien Hirst first came to public attention in London in 1988 when he conceived and curated “Freeze,” an exhibition in a disused warehouse that showed his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths College. In the nearly quarter of a century since that pivotal show (which would come to define the Young British Artists), Hirst has become one of the most influential artists of his generation. His ground breaking works include The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991), a shark in formaldehyde; Mother and Child Divided (1993) a four-part sculpture of a bisected cow and calf; and For the Love of God (2007), a human skull studded with 8,601 diamonds. In addition to his installations and sculptures, Hirst’s Spot paintings and Butterfly paintings have become universally recognized.
Tom Wujec: Build a tower, build a team:: The Marshmallow challenge
“Design truly is a contact sport. It demands that we bring all of our senses to the task, and that we apply the very best of our thinking, our feeling and our doing to the challenge that we have at hand.” (Tom Wujec)”