Attention as a cognitive requirement for the generation of creativity

This is probably the most important aspect of the generative cognitive requirements. Look, I’m not qualified to say really which is more important, but it strikes me that attention is foundational and at the moment under a great assault, more so than say the acquisition of general knowledge or the ability to make connections. What… Continue reading Attention as a cognitive requirement for the generation of creativity

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Basic generative requirements of creativity

Continuing on McGilchrist’s concept of the ‘interactive cognitive requirements’ of creativity, I want to expand on the first one: the generative requirements. So, this is kind of interesting and I think it provides immense opportunity for anyone that values being creative. Basically, the argument is that although we cannot control the creative act, nor can… Continue reading Basic generative requirements of creativity

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The three cognitive requirements for the creative act

I’ve been working my way through Iain McGilchrist’s recent work, The Matter With Things. It’s, of course, phenomenal. But, at the same time, massive and dense. It’s so dense, in fact, that I’ve been chipping away at it since the beginning of the year when the two-volume book arrived. Chapter eight is devoted to the… Continue reading The three cognitive requirements for the creative act

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