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THE NEUROSCIENCE OF CREATIVITY

How creativity changes your brain?

A creative brain can be created with a creative mind!

Eureka! The guy named Archimedes ran nude out of his bath tub to the town once he found out the idea the amount of water displaced from the tub was equal to the volume of the object immersed. That is an example of an intuitive creativity. Creativity had already been a vital force in science to imagine unthinkable things that revolutionised the perception of universe. One such is the theory of relativity of Einstein which described how the gravity could bend the space-time fabric of cosmos. A man with respect to neuroscience should understand the difference between the intelligence and creativity. Intelligence is correlated with genetic potential as it was found in more correlation with identical twins. This is obviously a skeptical explanation even for me. However, Intelligence is understood in neuroscience as a deductive reasoning which found its answer when worked on ideas and laws of a subject or once the subject has been exposed to whereas creativity used abductive reasoning in which it had to find answers without knowing the ideas and laws of a subject or without having exposure to the subject. Creativity not only subsides to kindergarten and high school compounds in forms of arts and it’s expressions, it is an integral part of study in understanding the extension of subjective experiences of consciousness in neuroscience. Creative people tends to have more interlinked neurons between the left and right hemisphere in the white matter of the frontal brain. This interneuronal circuits is well studied under a diffuse tensor imaging mode of MRI integrating with visual 3D construction of brain images with Artificial intelligence. We have advanced in a way to measure the subjective creativity in terms of neural synapses and simultaneous firing of neurons.These neuronal connections are enhanced through repetitive stimulation or attempts to usage of one’s creativity through a process called neuroplasticity. In sum, constantly using creativity in situations of helplessness often increases neuronal interconnectedness between two hemispheres of brain. Besides, as a consequence of it, an increased grey matter thickness and myelination of white matter is resulted as well. Hence its working capacity is boosted. One such technique used in psychometrics is the divergent thinking to boost creativity in practical terms. This very same model of divergent thinking is what actually generated more physical neural interconnected circuits. The idea of positive neuroscience is not so far! Development of psychotherapeutic tools based on neuroscience is going to brain storm the conventional assumptions and superstition of mind-body therapeutics, once it enters it’s practical arena for its application in subjects ranging from normal school children for enhanced performance to academically handicapped children with ADHD as well. An educational system bombarded with academic bullshits in texts makes no sense without the idea of practical implications of creativity in its curriculum.

Dr.Fahad Basheer

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