This is ok, pretty re my painting for example……but what makes a creative genius? Can science explain genius/talent. The reknown people such as Newton, Shakespeare, Wren and Lennon, McCartney… can anyone have a Eureka moment…..The Creative Process is one of extreme talent…..with the dedication of learning, study and practice, …maybe the genes in the brain…

I have written on IQ tests developed in the 1920’s which are now regarded as outdated. Neuro scientists believe it is the maturing of the adolescent brain, the “plasticity of the adult brain” still capable of news ideas, new concepts, new thoughts. The mind….in essence can break new ground through knowledge and creativity underpinned by the genius of imagination. As Einstein imagined himself floating through space….

Einstein was quoted as saying “imagination was more important than knowledge.” The ill defined concept of “creativity” science may be at odds to explain…What is the source of creativity. It must be the ability to gather thoughts in our minds.

Mark Lythgoe sumarises this as the ability to have a mind " a) in an Open state allowing the flow of creative ideas, and at the same time paradoxically being able to b) to FOCUS in a state where the theme and detail is pursued… it is the connectivity of the brain and its adaptability to ignore the filtering out of irrelevant information we bypass from day to day.

In summary….Genius may be overused…Carefully used maybe there are one or two genius’ per century…Genes..genes expressing themselves in the environment…..usual science reasoning…nature versus nurture…..but it is the ability of the Brain to focus with expansive thought. “Noble in reason…Infinite in faculty”

Reasoning obviously is the mental faculty to generate conclusions from assumptions and logic.
To continue…intense focussing requires as for example .intrigue/curiousity/“passion in emotion..passion in philosophy?”…..I am of the view experience and memory is stored not just in the brain but in the whole body and the transfer of information…as for example doing simple visual counting of various numbers of different coloured balls on a computer to measure brain reactions….will bypass conscious thought to the subconscious…..and then to the “gut” with increased difficulty… it almost becomes involved in the thought process. The “gut” instinct to solve puzzles…..I have a hunch?…..


tim norman

Wimbledon, United Kingdom

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