CREATIVITY cf. INTELLIGENCE.
From an NPR broadcast today – studies show that in relation to the way our brains work:
- Intelligence tends to travel the main highway in the brain in rather direct and linear fashion.
- Creativity gets off the beaten track traversing side roads and laneways as well.
- Humor correlates with creativity, not intelligence.
- You need both to brainstorm effectively – right and left brain action – not just right alone. (And not something necessarily done to the highest quality or ability in ‘group’ brainstorming sessions.)
High intelligence (IQ scores) is not enough. Creativity brings into play other factors including being able to extrapolate effectively with what you know or consider, often resulting in the the unexpected, not the anticipated. …