Apr 9, 2013

Tactics to Spark Creativity – WSJ.com
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I admire creative people – especially the ones who constantly come up with brilliant ideas with seemingly little effort. It turns out more of us possess the potential for creative thinking than we give ourselves credit for.

Do your best ideas come to you in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning, while you’re still “coming to”? This post discusses findings from a 2011 study showing tactics for creativity, including the likelihood of  “daydreaming” leading to some of our best ideas.

“Students in a 2011 study solved more problems requiring fresh new insights when they tackled them at off-peak times of day—in the evening for morning people, and in the morning for night owls, says the study, published in Thinking & Reasoning.”

“Whether creativity is an innate gift or a cognitive process that anyone can jump-start is a question so intriguing that researchers keep studying it from different angles and discovering new and surprising techniques.”

 

Read on to learn what the researchers found and to pick up some tactics for sparking creativity.

via Tactics to Spark Creativity – WSJ.com.

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Jennifer G. Hanford

Jennifer G. Hanford is the owner and managing director of j+ Media Solutions, which offers social and content solutions for businesses of all sizes. She also contributes articles for SteamFeed and Social Media Club.
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Jennifer G. Hanford is the owner and managing director of j+ Media Solutions, which offers social and content solutions for businesses of all sizes. She also contributes articles for SteamFeed and Social Media Club.

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