Harvard Health Books

Your Creative Brain

Shelley Carson PhD

Can sitting in front of a light box increase your creativity more than listening to a Bach concerto?

In Your Creative Brain, Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson explains that creativity isn’t something only scientists, inventors, artists, writers, and musicians enjoy, but rather all of us use our creative brains every day at home and at work. Everyone has the ability to increase mental functioning and creativity by understanding and putting into play seven brain activation patterns Dr. Carson has coined the CREATES brainsets: Connect, Reason, Envision, Absorb, Transform, Evaluate, and Stream.

Step-by-step, Carson show how these seven brainsets affect the way we experience the world around us and how each brainset contributes to the process of creative problem solving. The book is filled with entertaining (and often surprising) exercises, quizzes, and self-tests that will help you take advantage of your creative potential and enrich your life.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (October 5, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470547634
ISBN-13: 978-0470547632
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.2 inche

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