Archives for August, 2013

Creative Thinking

Maybe You Should Just Ignore Everyone

Creating may be at times a collaboration, and it can be helpful to get input from others about your work, but a number of artists also say they create primarily to please themselves, to realize their own unique creative inspirations.

Also, criticism from others can be destructive and self-limiting, eroding our creative assurance and vitality, especially if it is based on excessive perfectionism or values that you, the creator, may not hold.

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Consciousness

Asperger’s and Creativity Part 3

[Continued from Asperger's and Creativity Part 2]

Quirks and creativity

Scott Barry Kaufman, a cognitive psychologist at NYU interested in intelligence and creativity development, commented in a post of his:
"I think a lot of things that we call 'quirks', or maybe even some things we call 'disabilities', can turn out to be some of the determinants of high levels of creativity that we never could plan ahead of time."
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Consciousness

Asperger’s and Creativity Part 2

[Continued from Asperger's and Creativity Part 1]

A number of movies and TV shows have characters who show characteristics associated with autism - with varying degrees of accuracy, according to critics - including “Touch," “Parenthood," physicist Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory" and forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan on "Bones."

The photo is actor Thomas Horn in the powerful movie "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" as Oskar, a "nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist who...
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Consciousness

Asperger’s and Creativity

Can Asperger's Syndrome or related conditions include neurological differences and qualities that enhance creativity?

A page on the Asperger's Association of New England site - What is Asperger Syndrome? - declares "There is strong evidence that such superstars as Vincent Van Gogh, Emily Dickinson, Albert Einstein, code-breaker Alan Turing, and musician Glen Gould, among many others, all had Asperger Syndrome. Today, too, there are adults with AS who are successful as professors, lawyers, physicians,...
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