The Essence of Creativity, Hides Inside our Minds
The Science of a Healthy Life
The Cerebellum inside our individual selfs will dance its very best only to its own bidding.
Hidden away, inside and behind the curtain of what we consider our conscious thoughts, our "little brain" powers on with magnificent poise.
The small, behind the scene part of what we think of as our brain, is despite its small size (The Cerebellum makes up about 10% of homo sapiens total brain volume) commandeering the majority of our brains neurons.
Illustrations by Henry Justice Ford
Into the dark by Mors Principium Est
Dancing like a Ninja while you are painting like Van Gough
Not only is our marvellous little brain keeping you upright as you dance and spin like a ninja master, breaking arms and doing jumping spin kicks, while you twerk your ass off on the dance floor, but it is also the wheel that greatly powers our creativity.
Some of us need a total and conscious effort to create anything and everything.
And for that large pool of Hominidae, the pre-frontal cortex is the master chief at play. Others, on the other hand however, only need the first few conscious stumbling steps to take place in the conscious cortex, before they truly spin their creative powers into high gear once the cerebellum takes over.
Surprisingly, or perhaps I should say, not so surprisingly, that scientific look at what happens inside our brain as we engage in creative activity lines up incredibly well in what most of us already know from our very own real life experience.
Some acclaimed creatives claim you need to force it.
Treating the delicacy of creative thought and art like the conscious effort it is to change the bike tire. And that is truly how they do achieve their very finest work.
All while many other high functioning creatives, claim without a thread of doubt that their best creative work, only happens by itself once they have set the creative and conscious process in motion and allowed their mind to switch over to doing other things.
Creating something of quality in the fountain of inspiration that is found when they go about going on with daily life/other tasks.
Both processes, of course, involves the same multiple parts of our minds to be engaged.
But one favours the cortex while the other resides primarily in the subconscious "little brain".
So, at the end of the day, surrender yourself to the truth of how your own unique mind actually work and achieve your best creative endeavours yet.
Or, as one of the men responsible for the scientific study that led me to write this article said.
“The more you think about it, the more you mess it up,”
Dr. Manish Saggar
Creativity that is, not life itself :).
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