by Ren Chats
Where lie the neurons in our brain that assimilate imaginary, visual, auditory and motor inputs along with stored memory into variety of creative art?
The creativity instinct of human race attributes to all form of inventions and art in the world.
The right hemisphere of our brain is usually believed to be the creative half, while the left is associated with rational and logical thinking.
But the scientists from the University of Southern California, USA found that creative processing involves coordinated function of both the hemispheres of the brain.
The study to know how creativity works in human brain was led by Aziz-Zadeh, assistant professor of neuroscience at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; and was posted online in
Feb 2012 in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
It was conducted on normal adults, who were asked to solve creative problems somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle, while the neural activity of their brains was recorded by fMRI images.
The results of this study reveal that creative tasks more strongly activate the left hemisphere regions of our brains. Moreover, the observations made during the study also support the common belief that higher planning incorporates visual, verbal, auditory and motor functions to achieve all forms of creations; sculpture, painting, music, scientific inventions and so on.
Development of creative skills in children
Creativity in children is known to be an outcome of various facets of
childhood development. It also involves child’s capacity to concentrate and implement abstract thoughts in to reality.
The American Academy of Pediatrics in its clinical report: The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parent-child bond; published in January 2012 issue of Pediatrics, emphasizes the role of play in healthy development of childhood creativity.
Play defines childhood activities; a complex creative implementation of children's imagination and cognitive skills.
Besides being the source of enjoyment during the growing years, play contributes to optimal brain development: Children learn to maintain attention span and put their thoughts into concrete creations. It instills sharp thinking and problem solving skills.
Play also helps children cope with stressful situations. It is at play children mature in their physical, cognitive, and emotional strengths.
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