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Amazing Facts About Creativity That Are Proven To Be Scientifically True
Creativity is, without a doubt, an integral skill in any field. Being creative is a trait that comes in several different ways and is not limited to be applied in art. A number of interesting claims about a person’s creativity are based on being an innate talent, which is not entirely false, but it is also a fact that it is a skill that can be fostered and honed. After all, creativity requires technique, and technique is a method that includes conceptualization, divergent thinking, and so on. A perfect example would be our team at MicroCreatives, composed of incredibly talented individuals enhanced by knowledge and skills we continuously acquire and improve, as well as by creative tools and innovations in technology.
It can also be argued that creativity is a form of science, although not an exact and a strict one of that, of which it is a by-product of ideas, senses, and the environment – to say the least.
Exploring the subject of creativity and the science behind it is the main topic of the book, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, written by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire, which studies the scientific dynamics of creativity, which includes the mechanics and patterns on how it works.
Here are some of the fascinating facts about creativity backed up by science:
Solitude and internal reflection cultivate creativity.
Neuroscientists refer to it as “constructive internal reflection,” an integral element that allows an individual to generate creative ideas, form connections, and process information.
Trauma can be a source of inspiration.
It is no secret that a lot of artists derive their creative ideas from painful, traumatizing experiences and that their art serves as their creative output to express their feelings. It is also a way, a method to retell an experience that allows the person to take control of it, thereby empowering himself of herself and help in healing and growth.
You are more likely to spark a creative idea in the shower.
Kaufman found in a 2014 study that 72% of people around the world have experienced a creative eureka moment while in the shower.
For more amazing facts about creativity, you can purchase the book at Amazon.