Meditation & Creativity

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On Shelley Carson’s 7 modes of Creative Brainsets (inspired by her book: Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life)

Connect, Reason, Envision, Absorb, Transform, Evaluate, and Stream

Cool Neuroimaging

Round One

General Info

Torrence Test of Creative Thinking

Articles

Meditate to Create: the impact of focused-attention and open-monitoring training on convergent and divergent thinking

In this study we investigate the possible impact of meditation based on focused-attention (FA) and meditation based on open-monitoring (OM) on creativity tasks tapping into convergent and divergent thinking. We show that FA meditation and OM meditation exert specific effect on creativity. First, OM meditation induces a control state that promotes divergent thinking, a style of thinking that allows many new ideas of being generated. Second, FA meditation does not sustain convergent thinking, the process of generating one possible solution to a particular problem. We suggest that the enhancement of positive mood induced by meditating has boosted the effect in the first case and counteracted in the second case.

Roy Horan: “The Neuropsychological Connection Between Creativity and Neuroscience”

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