The Science of Creativity & How to Enhance Creative Innovation | Huberman Lab Podcast 103

The science of creativity & how to enhance creative innovation | huberman lab podcast 103

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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

Other Resources:

10-minute NSDR: https://youtu.be/AKGrmY8OSHM

Timestamps

00:00:00 Creativity

00:04:30 ROKA, Thesis, LMNT, Momentous

00:08:51 What is Creativity?

00:11:16 Creativity in Visual Arts, Escher & Banksy

00:23:37 Neural Circuits of Creativity

00:31:58 AG1 (Athletic Greens)

00:33:13 Creative Ideas & Divergent Thinking

00:42:09 Testing Creative Ideas & Convergent Thinking

00:46:41 Dopamine, Convergent & Divergent Thinking Pathways

00:57:02 InsideTracker

00:58:06 Tool: Open Monitoring Meditation & Divergent Thinking

01:07:38 Tool: Focused Attention Meditation & Convergent Thinking

01:11:06 Mood, Creativity & Dopamine

01:16:00 Tool: Mood Calibrating, Caffeine & Dopamine

01:23:41 Dopamine Supplementation; L-Tyrosine, Caffeine

01:30:15 Tool: Non-Sleep Deep Rest, Mesocortical Dopamine & Divergent Thinking

01:43:13 Serotonin, Psylocibin & Creative Thinking

01:49:13 Alcohol & Autobiographical Scripting; Cannabis

01:52:04 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & Creativity

01:54:45 Tool: Movement & Divergent Thinking

02:01:02 Tool: Narratives & Storytelling for Creativity

02:14:47 Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Momentous, Neural Network Newsletter, Social Media

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