Can sitting in front of a light box increase your creativity more than listening to a Bach concerto?
In Your Creative Brain, Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson explains that creativity isn't something only scientists, inventors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy, but rather all of us use our creative brains every day at home and at work. Everyone has the ability to increase mental functioning and creativity by understanding and putting into play seven brain activation patterns Dr. Carson has coined the CREATES brainsets: Connect, Reason, Envision, Absorb, Transform, Evaluate, and Stream.
Step-by-step, Carson shows how these seven brainsets affect the way we experience the world around us and how each brainset contributes to the process of creative problem solving. The book is filled with entertaining (and often surprising) exercises, quizzes, and self-tests that will help you take advantage of your creative potential and enrich your life.
This vital resource can also help you meet the challenges and opportunities of today's complex world. The rulebooks for virtually every aspect of human endeavor and interactionfrom corporate life to personal life to dating and even parentingare being rewritten right in the middle of the game. So if all the old bets are off, how do you survive and thrive? The most important asset you have for negotiating this rapidly changing world is your creative brain.
I am amazed that a book can be so well researched, yet so fun to read!
Finally, the author informs the readers the ways to use the model and practice the model, making it a creative course for the readers.
Dr. Carson identifies the absorb brainset as the brainset involved in the experience of insight.
My initial contact with this book was at the public library which I had checked out and renewed multiple times (I have my own copy now). Read morePublished 28 days ago by Ren Merry
Unforturnately I have not had time to maximize my imagination but intend to get back to this book to finish it. It's a good book to own and refer to for guidence.Published 11 months ago by Barbara Von Ahsen
As we all get older we need to keep our bodies and brain in shape ~ I thought that this book would be a good start and I was correct. Read morePublished 21 months ago by G. W. Meador
I enjoyed this book and found that I use several of the exercises for myself and with others to get our creatie thinking going.Published on January 21, 2013 by Debra H Corson
This was bought as a gift, so I'm not familiar with how recipient likes the book or whether it provides her with the guidance she was hoping for.Published on January 1, 2013 by Opportunities-Knock
Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life is a self-improvement book written by Dr. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by acyriac
Wow, what a great book! I truly enjoyed zooming through it as it was easy and fun to read. I learned some great things too. I'm glad that I read this book. Time well spent. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Ramin M
If you would like to challenge your cognitive inhibitory systems regarding the human brain and creativity, you might want to take a look at Shelley Carson's book Your Creative... Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Thomas J. Farrell