Wired to Create: Discover the 10 things great artists, writers and innovators do differently

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Ebury Publishing, Jan 7, 2016 - Self-Help - 288 pages

Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity?

Creativity works in mysterious ways, with inspiration often arising out of nowhere - and then failing to show up when we need it most!

Combining the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology with original research, Dr Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire dig deeper than ever before into the creative mind. Taking us on a fascinating journey that unpacks the creative genius layer by layer, they reveal what creativity is, what creative people do differently and what we can all learn from this.

With insights from some of the greatest creative minds in history, including Pablo Picasso, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace and Frida Kahlo, Wired to Create shows that we all have access to creative achievement and that, in essence, we are all wired to create.

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Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

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Psychologist Kaufman (Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined) teams up with journalist Gregoire to amplify ideas put forth in the pair’s Huffington Post article “18 Things That Creative People Do ... Read full review

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A close look at how the minds of creative people work. "It should come as little surprise that creative people tend to have messy minds," write the authors. "Highly creative work blends together ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Dr Scott Barry Kaufman (Author)
Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D, is Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Centre at the University of Pennsylvania, where he investigates the development and measurement of intelligence, creativity and personality. He was written six previous books, including Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined. He writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American, and regularly gives keynotes and workshops on the development of intelligence, creativity and human potential.

Carolyn Gregoire (Author)
Carolyn Gregoire is a Senior Writer at the Huffington Post, where she reports on psychology, mental health and neuroscience. She has spoken at TEDx and the Harvard Public Health Forum, and has appeared on MSNBC, The Today Show, The History Channel and HuffPost Live.

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