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7 tips to cultivate your creative brain.

7 tips to cultivate your creative brain.

The human capacity for creative thought and innovation has enabled humans just like you and me to survive and prosper. Creativity has allowed us to adapt flexibly to changing circumstances, to produce artworks that move us to tears, to manage complex social relationships, to build civilisations (and build Facebook!). A few months back over at Active Memory, I… Continue Reading

Daydream believer: why your brain is wired to wander

Daydream believer: why your brain is wired to wander

Daydream believer: why your brain is wired to wander This post was written by cognitive neuroscientist Dr Muireann Irish of Neuroscience Research Australia. We are usually told that daydreaming is a waste of time and mental power, but the ability to daydream offers us tremendous flexibility in our daily lives. The frequency with which we daydream suggests it… Continue Reading

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

Here it is: My TEDx Northern Sydney Institute talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology‘. In my talk I share my brain hack to improve memory, spark creativity, and regulate emotions. I discovered this life-changing tool when I left the neuroscience research lab behind and starting focussing on brain health and wellbeing in everyday life. You won’t need… Continue Reading

The myth of the creative-right vs analytical-left brain: debunked

The myth of the creative-right vs analytical-left brain: debunked

I’m a neuroscientist by training. Popular culture would label me ‘logical, detail-oriented and analytical’. But when I was in high school, I considered applying to art school and pursuing career as a painter. Had I followed that path in life, would I be considered ‘creative, thoughtful and free-spirited’? No doubt you’ve heard people say that… Continue Reading

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