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"Countless ingenuities have been sparked by taking baths or drinking beer, or both…It’s important to escape the white noise in our world, to step back and let the big picture wash over us. There’s no excuse for not putting the work in. However, it’s just as crucial that we make time to waste time."
Neuroscientist, author and Lavin speaker Jonah Lehrer, speaking at the University of California Santa Barbara’s “Innovation Matters” Series.
"Creativity is not magic, and there’s no such thing as a creative type. Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It’s a skill. Anyone can learn to be creative and to get better at it."
On Wired’s website today, neuroscience speaker Jonah Lehrer interviewed Charles Fernyhough, whose new novel, A Box of Birds, “explicitly attempts to explore the impact of neuroscience on our self-conception.” The cross-pollination of fiction and science has been a recurring theme in Jonah’s work. In this video, he spoke with the Lavin Agency about how the Modernist writers actually anticipated neuroscience.
Here’s neuroscience speaker Jonah Lehrer, giving a keynote (and signing autographs) to a convention center full of library professionals. He spoke on how each of us can become more creative, which is the subject of his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, due in March.
Dave Eggers, Miranda July, and Jonah Lehrer talk about the whole tortured artist thing on a panel dedicated to art and creativity. What makes artists like Boy Dylan and Pablo Picasso so lastingly creative? Jonah says it’s something called “GRIT.”
Here’s Jonah Lehrer, neuroscience speaker and author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, performing some “Brain Games” on The Ellen Degeneres Show. His experiments show how easily the brain can be tricked, and just how oblivious of our surroundings we can be on a daily basis.