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The REAL Neuroscience of Creativity

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.

Social and Mechanical Reasoning Inhibit Each Other

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

It appears we may have at least two main modes of thought, one that focuses on social interactions and the mental states of others, and another that focuses on inanimate objects and the physical principles that make them work. Both modes of thought can't be engaged simultaneously.