create account

"Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity by agmoore2

View this thread on steemit.com
· @agmoore2 · (edited)
$22.81
"Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity
<div class="MarkdownViewer Markdown"><div><p><img src="https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmcFQRKxwmf2pNhzT1wo6hT4s7P1hCxNwbVQDft3o1nue7/shaka%20turtle%20dancer%20gif.gif" alt="shaka turtle dancer gif.gif"></p>
<p>What could be sillier than a breakdancing turtle?  Maybe a grandmother who plays around with <a href="https://steemit.com/@shaka">@shaka</a>'s photo in his <a href="https://steemit.com/trending/lmac"> #LMAC</a>
 contest? That's me, silly grandmother who probably has better things to
 do.  Or maybe not.  Maybe grandma knows something about how really good
 it is for the brain to solve problems, to learn new skills and to 
create.</p>
<hr>
<hr>
<h4><center>Neuroplasticity: Functional Connectivity</center></h4>
<hr>
<p>In 2014 <em>PLOS ONE</em> published an article entitled, <a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0101035" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>How
 Art Changes Your Brain: Differential Effects of Visual Art Production 
and Cognitive Art Evaluation on Functional Brain Connectivity</em>.</a> 
 That's a long title, but the question the study addressed was, do we get
 more out of going to a museum and looking at art, or sitting down in a 
workshop and actually creating art?  The authors of the<em></em>
 article, all of them associated with research institutes in Germany, 
used MRI scans to evaluate the results of their experiment.  Those 
results were strongly suggestive, although not conclusive (it was a 
small study): creating art is good for brain function.</p>
<p>What the scientists were looking at especially was the effect that 
different levels of aesthetic engagement had on the functional 
connectivity--plasticity--of the brain.  It turned out, both groups, 
those who produce art and those who merely appreciated it, showed an 
increase in connectivity.  But, those who produced art showed a stronger
 effect.    And this effect--enhanced connectivity--was pronounced in 
the resting state, that is, after engagement had ceased, as well as in 
the active state.</p>
<p>Neuroscientists refer to the area of the brain not consciously 
directed as the default mode network, DMN.   It was once thought that 
this area was reserved for unfocused <a href="https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319846.php" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">activities as such as daydreaming.</a> However, research has shown that the DMN is also intrinsic to other brain functions.</p>
<hr>
<center><a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_Monet_038.jpg" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbpgaPgJfkdqNjjY3EZu5DqaGu8ztYicX2JrJiq8hodsJ/Claude%202Monet_038%20public%20authors%20life%20etc..jpg" alt="Claude 2Monet_038 public authors life etc..jpg"></a></center>
<hr>
<p>Why should we strive for improved functional connectivity?  Because 
neuroscientists believe memory formation, memory retention, resilience, 
self-monitoring, introspection--and a host of other <a href="https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/neuroplasticity/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">neurological activities are associated with neuroplasticity.</a>  So, having better, stronger neuroplasticity is desirable.</p>
<hr>
<hr>
<hr>
<hr>
<h5><center>MIT Weighs in on the Benefits of Enhanced Neuroplasticity</center></h5>
<hr>
<center><a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Synapse_Presynaptic_Neuron.png" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmZDqdsou78Td4UdJZ538HrFVHymdCz52NNUccKCBh4YW1/Synapse96%20Presynaptic_Neuron%20BruceBlaus%20Blausen%20Medical%204.0.jpg" alt="Synapse96 Presynaptic_Neuron BruceBlaus Blausen Medical 4.0.jpg"></a></center><br>
<center><img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmUnX8RNaJ2Sn5YsnECMd5g2TYspNeR7Y55MbuqnrpqYFi/credit%20Synapse%202%20Presynaptic_Neuron%20BruceBlaus%20Blausen%20Medical%204.0.jpg" alt="credit Synapse 2 Presynaptic_Neuron BruceBlaus Blausen Medical 4.0.jpg"></center>
<hr>
<hr>
<p>In 2015, <a href="http://news.mit.edu/2015/brain-strengthen-connections-between-neurons-1118" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">MIT scientists</a>
 decided to investigate how neuroconnectivity is strengthened.  They 
looked closely at the synapse, which is the essence of  
neuroconnectivity.  A synapse is a chemical link between neurons.  
Across this chemical pathway billions of messages travel each day.  In 
the past, research on synaptic connections focused on the receptor, or 
postsynaptic, neuron.  The MIT scientists decided to look more closely 
at what goes on in the presynaptic neuron, the one that sends messages 
across the synapse. They were hoping to better understand how synaptic 
connections change and the sorts of influences that bring about these 
changes.   What they discovered supports, in principle, the findings of 
the art study published in <em>PLOS ONE</em> (the one discussed above).</p>
<p>(Pity the poor fruit fly, and send thanks, because fruit flies were 
used in this research.)  What the MIT experiments showed was that, 
through electrical stimulation, presynaptic neurons can be prompted to 
send impulses across synapses.  This was not a surprising finding.  What
 was surprising was that transmission of unprompted, spontaneous 
impulses continued at an accelerated rate <em>after</em> electrical 
stimulation had ceased.  In other words, spontaneous impulse 
transmission--neuroconnectivity--was strengthened, beyond the immediate 
event.</p>
<p>The enhancement of neural connectivity is accomplished through a kind
 of electro-chemical ballet that goes on between presynaptic and 
postsynaptic neurons--the senders and receivers.  The presynaptic 
excites the postsynaptic.  The postsynaptic sends a message back, 
essentially that says, "Yeah, keep it up."  That message comes in the 
form of a protein called <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4143446/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">PKA.</a> The effect of the PKA is to prompt presynaptic neurons to continue operating even after direct stimulation has stopped.</p>
<p>The upshot of the MIT study, according to one of the researchers: 
"β€œMachinery in the presynaptic terminal can be modified in a very acute 
manner to drive certain forms of plasticity, which could be really 
important not only in development, but also in more mature states where 
synaptic changes can occur during behavioral processes like learning and
 memory.”<br>
<sup><a href="https://steemit.com/submit.html#footnote1" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">1</a></sup></p>
<hr>
<hr>
<hr>
<hr>
<hr>
<hr>
<center><img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmTssKckGH7HbfwEVZeqWSDUhjjvyFvxAAiEgRcFDTSZLo/Hdjo7Li%20-%20Imgur2.jpg" alt="Hdjo7Li - Imgur2.jpg"></center>
<hr>
<p>The picture above, the photo of a turtle,  is the raw material that participants in <a href="https://steemit.com/letsmakeacollage/@shaka/lmac-18-new-challenge-32-steem-power-in-the-prize-pool">@shaka's collage-making contest</a>
 were given to work with.  Each time I view one of @shaka's photos and manipulate it, I'm surprised at the final result.   A 2016 article from <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/srep39185" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>Scientific Reports</em></a> may help to explain why.  The article describes a study, <em>Brain Networks for Visual Creativity: a Functional Connectivity Study of Planning a Visual Artwork</em>.
  The purpose of this study was to use MRI scans in order to track 
neurological changes that occur during the creation of a visual art
 project.  What the study revealed was that creating art involves a high
 degree of connectivity between different parts of the brain: both those
 parts of the brain that control executive function and those parts 
where spontaneous thinking occurs--the DMN.</p>
<hr>
<h5><center>Executive Function</center></h5>
<hr>
<center><a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prefrontal_cortex.png" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmWcrJryTioLUgagD9XoKPpsxasRr34joWmuoa6HcPuEdS/Prefrontal_cortex%20NIH%20public4.jpg" alt="Prefrontal_cortex NIH public4.jpg"></a></center><em>The highlighted areas are believed to be most important to executive function, EN.  Included in <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/executive-functions" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">executive function</a> the ability to solve problems, inhibition, ability to focus, planning, ability to respond to  changing situations and memory</em>.

<hr>
<p>It is suggested by the authors of this study that novel ideas arise 
in the DMN.  The executive function, EN, is kind of a check on the flow 
of ideas that come from the DMN.  The EN sorts through the flurry of 
activity, "to check if the new combinations can be executed or not, and 
at what costs, and whether they successfully solve a problem or express 
what was intended."<br>
<sup><a href="https://steemit.com/submit.html#footnote" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">2</a></sup></p>
<hr>
<hr>
<hr>
<p>So how can we apply the studies cited here to my art project, my 
breakdancing turtle? I'll take a stab at it and make some assumptions:</p>
<p>Let's go back to the turtle, as <a href="https://steemit.com/@shaka">@shaka</a>
 offered it.   As soon as I saw the photo I began to free associate.For me, that's great fun.  How did I come up with breakdancing?  I guess
 in my DMN, floating around is a familiarity with my daughter's career 
as a professional breakdancer.  Somewhere in the flow of spontaneous 
thinking, breakdancing  and this rather strange turtle came together.</p>
<p>Now my executive function took over.  Could I do this, <em>could the new combinations be executed or not</em>?  How long would it take--that is, <em>what would the cost be</em>? Would the outcome be satisfactory, or even comprehensible to the viewer--that is, <em>would my idea express what was intended</em>?  I did consciously go through each of these steps, although I didn't know I was mimicking the authors of a serious study.</p>
<p>It is obvious that my executive function, EN, and spontaneous 
thinking, DMN, worked hand in hand as some ideas were attempted and 
discarded.   In an early version of the collage, I had a DJ (<a href="https://pixabay.com/illustrations/dj-music-musical-nightclub-1816223/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">Pixabay</a>) on stage with the turtle. I made several DJ images and put them together in a GIF.<br>
<img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmVP6tBNFqtKU6K4Qhn78BtL9Sdye4pvXDXAFfXu2ZR15k/dj1-1816223_1920.jpg" alt="dj1-1816223_1920.jpg"> <img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmQaYFLHGwujRAg7ivGBLc1zHwu7bWxNwAqsuLhJTpThvH/dj2-1816223_1920.jpg" alt="dj2-1816223_1920.jpg"> <img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmRk82EASmUwNSAJCLmdVVqzuaE9mgEPEDjZnM7XYGBFfH/dj3-1816223_1920.jpg" alt="dj3-1816223_1920.jpg"> <img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmYnH48HX4US2AApjYwaZoaWEsTfgvaHBPMnVrorVLwooy/dj4-1816223_1920.jpg" alt="dj4-1816223_1920.jpg"> <img src="https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmQPcS6wfadCjapsbUAZtpJMGu9GdXcaaWNxDtFPDonorX/dj%20gif.gif" alt="dj gif.gif"></p>
<p>This was an interesting concept--but the DJ's desk kept jumping 
around on stage.  My skills weren't good enough to anchor that desk.However, executive function went to work on this problem.  What element 
could I add that would suggest a breakdancing performance, but which 
could reasonably jump around on stage?  A breakdancer!  And so I found a
 breakdancer, on <a href="https://pixabay.com/illustrations/break-dance-friezes-silhouettes-2327123/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">Pixabay,</a> in several poses:</p>
<center><img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmabkkZX9RJ9ne3stib1fSMuAfx9oHjctbV8nL41L75qtL/break-dance-2327123_1920.jpg" alt="break-dance-2327123_1920.jpg"></center>
<p>and made  a GIF out of that.</p>
<hr>
<p>Even the curtain for the stage, came from trial and error.  I took a little corner of <a href="https://steemit.com/@shaka">@shaka</a>'s picture</p>
<center><img src="https://steemitimages.com/640x0/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmSdbPVw7EkDM27u4UapRcVEep63Ycw9uCuTN6rwSYCAcg/turtle%20corner.jpg" alt="turtle corner.jpg"> </center>
<p>and kept playing with it for a background.  The curtain evolved 
almost spontaneously.  But I thought, the stage has to look real.  And 
so I looked for stage images on Pixabay <a href="https://pixabay.com/photos/stage-show-wood-empty-1876094/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">1</a> and <a href="https://pixabay.com/illustrations/background-graphic-layout-stage-2011744/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">2.</a></p>
<hr>
<p>Does all of this activity, all of this trial and error, seem like a 
waste of time?  Think of the neural connections I made!  The paths that 
didn't exist before but do now, because  I experimented and learned new 
techniques.  Think of the enhanced connectivity in my DMN that will come
 in handy in other, unrelated activities. Plus, I had great fun.  And 
fun is really good for <a href="https://www.hcf.com.au/health-agenda/work-life/play/have-fun" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">the health.</a></p>
<p>Finally, I have news for the turtle.  Keep dancing.  That's a really good way to <a href="https://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/harvard-mahoney-neuroscience-institute/brain-newsletter/and-brain-series/dancing-and-brain" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">increase neuroconnectivity.</a>.</p>
<hr>
<hr>
<h5><center>P. S</center></h5>
<p>About <a href="https://steemit.com/letsmakeacollage/@shaka/lmac-18-new-challenge-32-steem-power-in-the-prize-pool">@shaka's contest:</a>
  check it out.  You'll find amazing work there.  Really talented people
 show up and create unique collages. The deadline for submission is 
tomorrow evening.  Maybe after reading this piece, some readers might be
 persuaded to take part.</p>
<hr>
<hr>
<h5><center>Footnotes</center></h5>
<hr>
<p><sup><a href="https://steemit.com/submit.html#footnote1" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">1</a></sup>  MIT News, 2015: <a href="http://news.mit.edu/2015/brain-strengthen-connections-between-neurons-1118" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>Neuroscientists reveal how the brain can enhance connections</em></a></p>
<p><sup><a href="https://steemit.com/submit.html#footnote2" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">2</a></sup> Scientific Reports, 2016:  <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/srep39185" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">*Brain networks for visual creativity: a functional connectivity study of planning a visual artwork</a></p>
<h5><center>Selected Sources</center></h5>
<ol><li><p>PLOS ONE: <a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.010103" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>How
 Art Changes Your Brain: Differential Effects of Visual Art Production 
and Cognitive Art Evaluation on Functional Brain Connectivity</em></a></p></li><li><p>Medical News Today: <a href="https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319846.php" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>The brain's 'daydream' network is more active than we thought</em></a></p></li></ol>
<ol><li><p>Positive Psychology Program: <a href="https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/neuroplasticity/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>What is Neuroplasticity? A Psychologist Explains</em></a></p></li><li><p>MIT News: <a href="http://news.mit.edu/2015/brain-strengthen-connections-between-neurons-1118" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>Neuroscientists reveal how the brain can enhance connections</em></a></p></li><li><p>Neurobiology of Learning and Memory:  <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4143446/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">*A presynaptic role for PKA in synaptic tagging and memory8</a></p></li><li><p>Scientific Reports: <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/srep39185" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>Brain networks for visual creativity: a functional connectivity study of planning a visual artwork</em></a></p></li><li><p>Science Direct:  <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/executive-functions" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>Executive Functions</em></a></p></li><li><p>Harvard Medical School:  <a href="https://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/harvard-mahoney-neuroscience-institute/brain-newsletter/and-brain-series/dancing-and-brain" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>On the Brain</em></a></p></li><li><p>Smithsonian Magazine: <a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-does-the-brain-process-art-80541420/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>How Does the Brain Process Art?</em></a></p></li><li><p>Forbes: <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/taraswart/2018/03/27/the-4-underlying-principles-to-changing-your-brain/#7d3a7d5b5a71" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com">*Underlying Principles to Changing Your Brain</a></p></li><li><p>CNN:  <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2011/10/31/health/happiness-linked-longer-life/index.html" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>Happiness Linked to Longer Life</em></a></p></li><li><p>Pacific Standard: <a href="https://psmag.com/news/the-unique-neural-network-of-the-creative-brain" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>The Unique Neural Network of the Creative Brain</em></a></p></li><li><p>Frontiers in Human Neuroscience:  <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4041074/" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>Creativity, brain, and art: biological and neurological considerations</em></a></p></li><li><p>Sciencing:  <a href="https://sciencing.com/the-relationship-between-age-plasticity-12760666.html" rel="noopener" title="This link will take you away from steemit.com"><em>The Relationship Between Age and Plasticity</em></a></p></li></ol>
</div></div>
πŸ‘  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and 774 others
properties (23)
post_id74,624,505
authoragmoore2
permlink-creativity-is-intel-1557677936
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem","letsmakeacollage","steemiteducation","crowdmind","celfmagazine"],"app":"steemit\/0.1","users":["shaka"],"image":["https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/0x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmcFQRKxwmf2pNhzT1wo6hT4s7P1hCxNwbVQDft3o1nue7\/shaka%20turtle%20dancer%20gif.gif","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmbpgaPgJfkdqNjjY3EZu5DqaGu8ztYicX2JrJiq8hodsJ\/Claude%202Monet_038%20public%20authors%20life%20etc..jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmZDqdsou78Td4UdJZ538HrFVHymdCz52NNUccKCBh4YW1\/Synapse96%20Presynaptic_Neuron%20BruceBlaus%20Blausen%20Medical%204.0.jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmUnX8RNaJ2Sn5YsnECMd5g2TYspNeR7Y55MbuqnrpqYFi\/credit%20Synapse%202%20Presynaptic_Neuron%20BruceBlaus%20Blausen%20Medical%204.0.jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmTssKckGH7HbfwEVZeqWSDUhjjvyFvxAAiEgRcFDTSZLo\/Hdjo7Li%20-%20Imgur2.jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmWcrJryTioLUgagD9XoKPpsxasRr34joWmuoa6HcPuEdS\/Prefrontal_cortex%20NIH%20public4.jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmVP6tBNFqtKU6K4Qhn78BtL9Sdye4pvXDXAFfXu2ZR15k\/dj1-1816223_1920.jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmQaYFLHGwujRAg7ivGBLc1zHwu7bWxNwAqsuLhJTpThvH\/dj2-1816223_1920.jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmRk82EASmUwNSAJCLmdVVqzuaE9mgEPEDjZnM7XYGBFfH\/dj3-1816223_1920.jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmYnH48HX4US2AApjYwaZoaWEsTfgvaHBPMnVrorVLwooy\/dj4-1816223_1920.jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/0x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmQPcS6wfadCjapsbUAZtpJMGu9GdXcaaWNxDtFPDonorX\/dj%20gif.gif","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmabkkZX9RJ9ne3stib1fSMuAfx9oHjctbV8nL41L75qtL\/break-dance-2327123_1920.jpg","https:\/\/steemitimages.com\/640x0\/https:\/\/cdn.steemitimages.com\/DQmSdbPVw7EkDM27u4UapRcVEep63Ycw9uCuTN6rwSYCAcg\/turtle%20corner.jpg"],"links":["https:\/\/steemit.com\/@shaka","https:\/\/steemit.com\/trending\/lmac","https:\/\/journals.plos.org\/plosone\/article?id=10.1371\/journal.pone.0101035","https:\/\/www.medicalnewstoday.com\/articles\/319846.php","https:\/\/commons.wikimedia.org\/wiki\/File:Claude_Monet_038.jpg","https:\/\/positivepsychologyprogram.com\/neuroplasticity\/","https:\/\/commons.wikimedia.org\/wiki\/File:Synapse_Presynaptic_Neuron.png","http:\/\/news.mit.edu\/2015\/brain-strengthen-connections-between-neurons-1118","https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC4143446\/","https:\/\/steemit.com\/submit.html#footnote1","https:\/\/steemit.com\/letsmakeacollage\/@shaka\/lmac-18-new-challenge-32-steem-power-in-the-prize-pool","https:\/\/www.nature.com\/articles\/srep39185","https:\/\/commons.wikimedia.org\/wiki\/File:Prefrontal_cortex.png","https:\/\/www.sciencedirect.com\/topics\/neuroscience\/executive-functions","https:\/\/steemit.com\/submit.html#footnote","https:\/\/pixabay.com\/illustrations\/dj-music-musical-nightclub-1816223\/","https:\/\/pixabay.com\/illustrations\/break-dance-friezes-silhouettes-2327123\/","https:\/\/pixabay.com\/photos\/stage-show-wood-empty-1876094\/","https:\/\/pixabay.com\/illustrations\/background-graphic-layout-stage-2011744\/","https:\/\/www.hcf.com.au\/health-agenda\/work-life\/play\/have-fun","https:\/\/neuro.hms.harvard.edu\/harvard-mahoney-neuroscience-institute\/brain-newsletter\/and-brain-series\/dancing-and-brain","https:\/\/steemit.com\/submit.html#footnote2","https:\/\/journals.plos.org\/plosone\/article?id=10.1371\/journal.pone.010103","https:\/\/www.smithsonianmag.com\/science-nature\/how-does-the-brain-process-art-80541420\/","https:\/\/www.forbes.com\/sites\/taraswart\/2018\/03\/27\/the-4-underlying-principles-to-changing-your-brain\/#7d3a7d5b5a71","https:\/\/www.cnn.com\/2011\/10\/31\/health\/happiness-linked-longer-life\/index.html","https:\/\/psmag.com\/news\/the-unique-neural-network-of-the-creative-brain","https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC4041074\/","https:\/\/sciencing.com\/the-relationship-between-age-plasticity-12760666.html"],"format":"markdown"}
created2019-05-12 16:12:57
last_update2019-05-13 17:22:24
depth0
children16
net_rshares47,678,150,315,104
last_payout2019-05-19 16:12:57
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value16.782 SBD
curator_payout_value6.026 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length19,322
author_reputation2,684,657,507,526
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries
0.
accountsteemstem
weight1,000
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (838)
@chappertron ·
$0.04
Hey @agmoore,

Pretty nice. I will Review it in detail tomorrow morning! Very nice that you are talking about synaptic plasticity because almost everyone know it somehow except of the representatives in schools and universities.

Funny.

Good  night.

Posted using [Partiko Android](https://partiko.app/referral/chappertron)
πŸ‘  ,
properties (23)
post_id74,631,989
authorchappertron
permlinkchappertron-re-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190512t192552338z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"app":"partiko","client":"android"}
created2019-05-12 19:25:54
last_update2019-05-12 19:25:54
depth1
children2
net_rshares71,584,392,200
last_payout2019-05-19 19:25:54
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.027 SBD
curator_payout_value0.008 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length324
author_reputation22,272,951,828,239
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (2)
@agmoore ·
Thank you!
It's more sad than funny, isn't it?  Creative thinking is not rewarded.  In the US, cutbacks on music, art and even gym.  STEM, STEM, STEM.  But insight has to fuel the STEM, doesn't it?
πŸ‘  
properties (23)
post_id74,633,755
authoragmoore
permlinkre-chappertron-chappertron-re-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190512t202119824z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-12 20:15:15
last_update2019-05-12 20:15:15
depth2
children1
net_rshares33,318,342,401
last_payout2019-05-19 20:15:15
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length197
author_reputation14,417,464,439,057
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@chappertron · (edited)
$0.03
Oh I wrote it twice! I just want to add something else here!

Nevermind!
πŸ‘  ,
properties (23)
post_id74,652,227
authorchappertron
permlinkre-agmoore-re-chappertron-chappertron-re-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t053100801z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-13 05:31:00
last_update2019-05-13 05:56:51
depth3
children0
net_rshares68,100,211,167
last_payout2019-05-20 05:31:00
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.026 SBD
curator_payout_value0.006 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length72
author_reputation22,272,951,828,239
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (2)
@chappertron · (edited)
$0.03
Wonderful article @agmoore2,

this, in fact, is a topic I'm highly interested in years. It started when I became familiar with Erik Kandel and his research. Until today I always have to think about what he found out when I'm doing something. Often I need a few hours to get the flow for the creation of something new. Unfortunately, with a 12 hours day and multiple other activities and projects (besides steemit), it's pretty hard to get in this higher state of conciseness. When I was a student I did arts to relax. But these days are over :-( I haven't painted anything for years (besides of clumsy dinosaurs for steemit with Inkscape).

It seems like our society doesn't want you to become creative. This year it's the year of Leonardo Da Vinci. He was a bastard. Therefore, no one was interested in his education and because of this, he was free enough to do and to learn whatever he wanted. 

To come in this direction is one of my biggest desires! Not to be as Da Vinci (this is impossible) but to have the freedom to do whatever you want, whenever you want. 

But now I have to got to work!

Enjoy the week

Best

Chapper
πŸ‘  ,
properties (23)
post_id74,652,086
authorchappertron
permlinkre-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t052757875z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"users":["agmoore2"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-13 05:27:57
last_update2019-05-13 05:56:03
depth1
children5
net_rshares67,984,112,466
last_payout2019-05-20 05:27:57
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.026 SBD
curator_payout_value0.006 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length1,129
author_reputation22,272,951,828,239
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (2)
@agmoore2 ·
$0.03
I'm grateful to you for that correction.  You know, I'm a science tourist--I wander about and learn.  Then I try to explain what I've learned. Thanks for being so courteous with your correction :)
I think your creativity shines through your blogs, and not just through your drawings.  You describe ideas symbolically and colloquially.  There's nothing dry and dull about your writing, although it *is* often quite technical.
I appreciate the feedback very much.
Don't work too hard.   Life really is short.
Peace and health,
AG
πŸ‘  
properties (23)
post_id74,652,541
authoragmoore2
permlinkre-chappertron-re-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t054603840z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-13 05:40:00
last_update2019-05-13 05:40:00
depth2
children4
net_rshares66,621,090,566
last_payout2019-05-20 05:40:00
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.026 SBD
curator_payout_value0.008 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length527
author_reputation2,684,657,507,526
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@chappertron ·
$0.04
No trouble! I removed the hint! 

Thanks, peace & health also to you!

Chapper
πŸ‘  ,
properties (23)
post_id74,653,132
authorchappertron
permlinkre-agmoore2-re-chappertron-re-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t055759589z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-13 05:58:00
last_update2019-05-13 05:58:00
depth3
children0
net_rshares73,530,295,682
last_payout2019-05-20 05:58:00
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.028 SBD
curator_payout_value0.009 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length78
author_reputation22,272,951,828,239
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (2)
@chappertron ·
$0.03
Oh and thank you for the kind words!

I think you this also holds true for your post. Except for the technical aspects ;-)
πŸ‘  ,
properties (23)
post_id74,676,566
authorchappertron
permlinkre-agmoore2-re-chappertron-re-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t155039393z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-13 15:50:39
last_update2019-05-13 15:50:39
depth3
children2
net_rshares68,838,284,234
last_payout2019-05-20 15:50:39
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.026 SBD
curator_payout_value0.008 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length122
author_reputation22,272,951,828,239
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (2)
@borjan ·
$0.04
Great post. I find a lot of focus in unfocused activities, just kind of different focus and different priorities. When well managed and mixed with some classic focused thinking and doing, can lead to great results with a bit of originality. :) I spotted this small part of text mentioning unfocused activities first. Must be that means something about my perception and priorities.
πŸ‘  , ,
properties (23)
post_id74,663,856
authorborjan
permlinkre-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t110124019z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-13 11:01:03
last_update2019-05-13 11:01:03
depth1
children1
net_rshares73,773,636,568
last_payout2019-05-20 11:01:03
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.028 SBD
curator_payout_value0.009 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length381
author_reputation4,986,292,807,619
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (3)
@agmoore2 ·
Definitely means something about your perception and priorities :)  I came of age when everyone was taking drugs to "heighten their awareness".  It was never something I felt the need to do.  Going into a state of "flow" was something I did a great deal already, without drugs :)) I think the more you do it, the easier it is to do.
Thanks so much for your feedback.  That's the best part about Steemit.  I wake up in the morning and find nice comments like this.
πŸ‘  ,
properties (23)
post_id74,675,299
authoragmoore2
permlinkre-borjan-re-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t153042240z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-13 15:24:36
last_update2019-05-13 15:24:36
depth2
children0
net_rshares3,974,308,326
last_payout2019-05-20 15:24:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length463
author_reputation2,684,657,507,526
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (2)
@steemstem ·
$0.03
re-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t112927120z
<div class='text-justify'> <div class='pull-left'> <center> <br /> <img width='200' src='https://res.cloudinary.com/drrz8xekm/image/upload/v1553698283/weenlqbrqvvczjy6dayw.jpg'> </center>  <br/> <br /> </div>

This post has been voted on by the **SteemSTEM** curation team and voting trail. It is elligible for support from <b><a href='https://www.steemstem.io/#!/@curie'>@curie</a></b> and <b><a href='https://www.steemstem.io/#!/@utopian-io'>@utopian-io</a></b>.<br /> 

If you appreciate the work we are doing, then consider supporting our witness [**stem.witness**](https://steemconnect.com/sign/account_witness_vote?approve=1&witness=stem.witness). Additional witness support to the [**curie witness**](https://steemconnect.com/sign/account_witness_vote?approve=1&witness=curie) and [**utopian-io witness**](https://steemconnect.com/sign/account_witness_vote?approve=1&witness=utopian-io) would be appreciated as well.<br /> 

For additional information please join us on the [**SteemSTEM discord**]( https://discord.gg/BPARaqn) and to get to know the rest of the community!<br />

Thanks for having added <b><a href='https://www.steemstem.io/#!/@steemstem'>@steemstem</a></b> as a beneficiary to your post. This granted you a stronger support from SteemSTEM.<br />

Please consider using the <b><a href='https://www.steemstem.io'>steemstem.io</a></b> app to get a stronger support.</div>
πŸ‘  ,
properties (23)
post_id74,665,243
authorsteemstem
permlinkre-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t112927120z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"app":"bloguable-bot"}
created2019-05-13 11:29:30
last_update2019-05-13 11:29:30
depth1
children1
net_rshares69,314,546,386
last_payout2019-05-20 11:29:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.026 SBD
curator_payout_value0.008 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length1,393
author_reputation179,657,124,557,517
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (2)
@agmoore2 ·
Thank you SteemSTEM.  I posted this on steemstem.io and listed SteemSTEM  as beneficiary.  Being a part of this community is an amazing honor.
properties (22)
post_id74,675,378
authoragmoore2
permlinkre-steemstem-re-agmoore2--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t153236586z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-13 15:26:30
last_update2019-05-13 15:26:30
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-05-20 15:26:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length142
author_reputation2,684,657,507,526
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@utopian-io ·
$0.04
#### Hi @agmoore2!

Your post was upvoted by Utopian.io in cooperation with @steemstem - supporting knowledge, innovation and technological advancement on the Steem Blockchain.

#### Contribute to Open Source with utopian.io
Learn how to contribute on <a href='https://join.utopian.io'>our website</a> and join the new open source economy.

**Want to chat? Join the Utopian Community on Discord https://discord.gg/h52nFrV**
πŸ‘  , ,
properties (23)
post_id74,671,826
authorutopian-io
permlinkre--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t140352z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"app":"beem\/0.20.17"}
created2019-05-13 14:03:54
last_update2019-05-13 14:03:54
depth1
children1
net_rshares70,938,718,746
last_payout2019-05-20 14:03:54
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.027 SBD
curator_payout_value0.008 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length423
author_reputation151,356,124,843,620
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (3)
@agmoore2 ·
Thank you very much! Wishing you a happy, creative day :)
properties (22)
post_id74,675,043
authoragmoore2
permlinkre-utopian-io-re--creativity-is-intel-1557677936-20190513t140352z-20190513t152530670z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"tags":["steemstem"],"app":"steemit\/0.1"}
created2019-05-13 15:19:24
last_update2019-05-13 15:19:24
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-05-20 15:19:24
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length57
author_reputation2,684,657,507,526
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@steemitboard ·
Congratulations @agmoore2! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

<table><tr><td><img src="https://steemitimages.com/60x70/http://steemitboard.com/@agmoore2/voted.png?201905131212"></td><td>You received more than 1000 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 2000 upvotes.</td></tr>
</table>

<sub>_You can view [your badges on your Steem Board](https://steemitboard.com/@agmoore2) and compare to others on the [Steem Ranking](http://steemitboard.com/ranking/index.php?name=agmoore2)_</sub>
<sub>_If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word_ `STOP`</sub>



**Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:**
<table><tr><td><a href="https://steemit.com/japanese/@steemitboard/new-japanese-speaking-community-steem-meetup-badge"><img src="https://steemitimages.com/64x128/https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmRWbAjbeETEaqSPLcpwYX1JN5pZhdPffv4q6DaBs6xvZm/image.png"></a></td><td><a href="https://steemit.com/japanese/@steemitboard/new-japanese-speaking-community-steem-meetup-badge">New  japanese speaking community Steem Meetup badge</a></td></tr></table>

###### [Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness](https://v2.steemconnect.com/sign/account-witness-vote?witness=steemitboard&approve=1) to get one more award and increased upvotes!
properties (22)
post_id74,677,578
authorsteemitboard
permlinksteemitboard-notify-agmoore2-20190513t161359000z
categorysteemstem
json_metadata{"image":["https:\/\/steemitboard.com\/img\/notify.png"]}
created2019-05-13 16:13:57
last_update2019-05-13 16:13:57
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2019-05-20 16:13:57
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length1,337
author_reputation31,380,991,891,751
root_title""Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun", Albert Einstein: Lets Make a Collage and Neuroplasticity"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000