Images from brain research conducted by the Mind Research Network. While intelligence and skill are associated with the fast and efficient firing of neurons in the brain, subjects who tested high in creativity had thinner white matter and connecting axons that slow nerve traffic. In these images, the green tracks show the white matter being analyzed. The yellow and red spots show where creativity corresponds with slower nerve traffic. The blue areas show where “openness to experience,” associated with creativity, corresponds with slower nerve traffic.
I had always supposed that creative epiphanies happened instantly. This research suggests that the neurological impulses relating to intelligence move more quickly than those of creative impulses.
It could be that these creative surges build slowly to a mental critical mass, then present their originality in an instant.
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