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Can You Boost Your Creativity?

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Published on Nov 6, 2014

How attention and focus affects creative thinking.
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References:
Harding, R. E. M. (1948). An Anatomy of Inspiration: And An Essay on the Creative Mood. W. Heffer. http://www.worldcat.org/title/anatomy...

Jung, R. E., Mead, B. S., Carrasco, J., & Flores, R. A. (2013). The structure of creative cognition in the human brain. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 7. http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journa...

Buckner, R. L., Andrews‐Hanna, J. R., & Schacter, D. L. (2008). The brain's default network. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1124(1), 1-38. http://www.nslc.wustl.edu/courses/Bio...

Fassbender, C., Zhang, H., Buzy, W. M., Cortes, C. R., Mizuiri, D., Beckett, L., & Schweitzer, J. B. (2009). A lack of default network suppression is linked to increased distractibility in ADHD. Brain research, 1273, 114-128. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19...

Limb, C. J., & Braun, A. R. (2008). Neural substrates of spontaneous musical performance: an FMRI study of jazz improvisation. PLoS One, 3(2), e1679. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3...

Good Reads:
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