Brainstorm: Using Science to Spark Maximum Creativity

Brainstorm: Using Science to Spark Maximum Creativity

by Mariette Dichristina, William Dufris, Helen Litchfield
     
 

Creativity is often considered an innate gift, not something that can be learned or optimized. In fact, there is an entire branch of science devoted to dissecting, understanding, and stimulating creativity. Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and

Overview

Creativity is often considered an innate gift, not something that can be learned or optimized. In fact, there is an entire branch of science devoted to dissecting, understanding, and stimulating creativity. Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 150 years. BRAINSTORM brings together material previously published in Scientific American Mind: Fostering Group Creativity, Unleashing Creativity, Principled Problem Solving, and The Eureka Moment. It provides a fascinating, informative, and clearly explained exploration of the science of creativity, breaking down right versus left-brained thinking, the relationship between intelligence and creativity, and why sometimes it’s important to think inside the box. Learn how to ignite your creative spark through restructuring problems, keeping a curious and open mind, and knowing when to rest and let your unconscious mind do some of the work. The audiobook also features a roundtable discussion on creativity with several leading scientists and Scientific American editor Mariette DiChristina.

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Library Journal

Scientific American executive editor DiChristina gathers together in this original audiobook collection four articles published in that magazine between 2004 and 2006 on the subject of creativity. Narrators William Dufris (The Futurist) and Helen Litchfield's (The Intellectual Devotional: American History) competent, smoothly paced reading is followed by a stimulating round table discussion among writer Julia Cameron and two leading researchers in the field. The readers are all easily identifiable, though their discussion does little to connect the four articles. Suggestions for further reading, perhaps presented as liner notes, would have been helpful. A good choice for popular science collections in public libraries; also of possible interest to YA readers.
—Nann Blaine Hilyard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427204417
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
07/22/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

MARIETTE DICHRISTINA joined Scientific American as executive editor in April 2001. She also runs the bimonthly Scientific American Mind and manages

Scientific American’s quarterly newsstand special editions. Previously, she was executive editor of Popular Science, where she worked for nearly 14 years.

Her writing and editing about space topics helped garner Popular Science the Space Foundation’s 2001 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. DiChristina is currently vice president of the board of the National Association of Science Writers, and former chair of Science Writers in New York. She holds a B.S. in magazine journalism from Boston University.

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