Humans Are Designed Both to Learn and to Design
The ability to create, and to become better at creating, is implicit in the nature of the brain’s neural network. A study performed in 2001 showed that when monkeys used tools, their brains rewired themselves to include those tools in their brain maps. To their brains, the tools became extensions of their bodies . Any artist or creator proficient in his or her sphere has experienced such a sensation—moments when the brush and the pen guide themselves—though the neuroscientific explanation for this process probably wasn’t obvious. As one approaches the peak of efficient work and cerebral focus, creativity becomes a self-sustaining process: the flow of ideas morphs into a rapid current that carries the creator and maximizes both the pace of the work and the enjoyment that comes with it. We all seek to innovate in such a way, but how do we achieve this level of creation on a regular basis?
Read more on this and the following topics with my latest article on The BYU Design Review. https://www.designreview.byu.edu/collections/learn-to-create-design-to-learn
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Thank you to my co-author Brock Christensen.