Science Determines that Creative People’s Brain Function is Different


I’m not usually one to brag about the exceptional creativity of tarot readers and enthusiasts, or the narrative abilities required for a good tarot reading. But a recent article in the online magazine Quartz seems to boost common perception of the fact by revealing a scientific study having found that exceptionally creative people are demarcated by several brain function differences relationally to other people…


“…[T]he study showed that creativity is informed by a whole host of intellectual, emotional, motivational and moral characteristics. The common traits that people across all creative fields seemed to have in common were an openness to one’s inner life; a preference for complexity and ambiguity; an unusually high tolerance for disorder and disarray; the ability to extract order from chaos; independence; unconventionality; and a willingness to take risks

“Describing this hodgepodge of traits, Barron wrote that the creative genius was ‘both more primitive and more cultured, more destructive and more constructive, occasionally crazier and yet adamantly saner, than the average person.’”


The article also noted,


“The functions of the imagination network form the core of human experience. Its three main components are personal meaning-making, mental simulation, and perspective taking. This allows us to construct meaning from our experiences, remember the past, think about the future, imagine other people’s perspectives and alternative scenarios, understand stories, and reflect on mental and emotional states—both our own and those of others. The imaginative and social processes associated with this brain network are also critical to developing compassion, as well as the ability to understand ourselves and construct a linear sense of self.” (Emphases mine.)


Remind you of anyone?? Read the whole thing here…


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