Andrew Huberman published this video item, entitled “The Science of Creativity & How to Enhance Creative Innovation | Huberman Lab Podcast 103” – below is their description.
In this episode, I explain how the brain engages in creative thinking and, based on that mechanistic understanding, the tools to improve one’s ability to think creatively and innovate in any area. I discuss how convergent and divergent thinking are essential for generating creative ideas and provide three types of meditation tools (open monitoring meditation, focused attention meditation & non-sleep deep rest; NSDR), which improve our ability to engage in these creative thinking patterns in specific and powerful ways. I also discuss how dopamine and mood contribute to the creative process and describe behavioral, nutritional and supplementation-based approaches for increasing dopamine to engage in creative thought and implementation. I explain how movement and storytelling (narrative) approaches can generate novel creative ideas and how substances like alcohol, cannabis, and psilocybin impact our creative ability. Excitingly, creativity is a skill that can be cultivated and enhanced; this episode outlines many tools to help anyone access creativity and apply creative patterns of thought to different domains of life.
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Open monitoring meditation reduces the involvement of brain regions related to memory function: https://go.nature.com/3V6s6Jt
The (b)link between creativity and dopamine: Spontaneous eye blink rates predict and dissociate divergent and convergent thinking: https://bit.ly/3v3nlWG
Increased dopamine tone during meditation-induced change of consciousness: https://bit.ly/3PJATjC
Exploring the effect of microdosing psychedelics on creativity in an open-label natural setting: https://bit.ly/3FHf3Zv
A new method for training creativity: narrative as an alternative to divergent thinking: https://bit.ly/3FH0chB
More creative through positive mood? Not everyone!: https://bit.ly/3v1tYss
Dopaminergic control of cognitive flexibility in humans and animals: https://bit.ly/3j8vyGd
10-minute NSDR: https://youtu.be/AKGrmY8OSHM
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