The Psychology of Creativity

Creativity is popularly considered—not entirely accurately—more of an impulse than a function. Often, creativity is tied to the notion of natural talent that only certain people possess. That assumption is also incorrect.
Just like analysis, memory, and communication, creativity is a complex function administered by several parts of the human brain. Researchers have spent myriad hours in lab environments trying to determine where creativity comes from and what parts of our anatomy control it. While they’ve made progress and come up with some firm determinations, perhaps the elusive nature of creativity has transformed its mystery into certain myths about the brain’s role.


The Left Brain/Right Brain Myth

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