Have you ever wondered how prolific writers summon vast stores of creativity without seemingly breaking a sweat?
The Writer Files host, Kelton Reid, would like to introduce you to a guest segment where he enlists the help of a neuroscientist to give us a tour of The Writer’s Brain.
He has invited research scientist Michael Grybko — of the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington — to help him define creativity from a scientific standpoint.
He will help us pinpoint where exactly in the brain creative ideas come from, decide if you can teach an old writer new tricks, and test the theory that writers’ brains are similar to professional athletes.
In this 22-minute file, host Kelton Reid and Michael Grybko discuss:
- How science is expanding our definition of creativity
- Why memory plays such a big part in writing
- Why you shouldn’t take your typing skills for granted
- Where creative ideas come from
- Can you teach an old writer new tricks?
- Why staying curious is so important to creativity
- Are prolific writers like pro athletes?
- Why “write what you know” is good advice
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