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Entries in cognition (7)
This paper is academic in style. However for those interested in this topic, it provides important description of the tension in the neural pathways between how neural computation produces emotional content and cognitive analysis which in turns produces creativity.
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Creativity, something that has been regarded throughout history as instantaneous discovery or divine inspiration can now be measured, and research has found that most people have the ability to sharpen their own creative abilities. For example, University of Sydney researchers created what they call a “thinking cap” that applies electric stimulation to the brain in order to synthetically cultivate creativity.
“Companies cannot achieve superior and lasting business performance simply by following a specific set of steps. Over the past decade, some of the most popular business books have claimed to reveal the blueprint for lasting success, the way to go from good to great, or how to craft a fail-safe strategy or to make the competition irrelevant. At first glance, many of the pronouncements in such works look entirely credible. They are based on extensive data and appear to be the result of rigorous analysis. Millions of managers read them, eager to apply these keys to success to their own companies. Unfortunately, many of the studies are deeply flawed and based on…” - Phil Rosenzweig mckinseyquarterly.com
What is Metacognition ? “Metacognition is the knowledge (i.e. awareness) of one’s cognitive processes and the efficient use of this self-awareness to self-regulate these cognitive processes (e.g. Brown, 1987; Niemi, 2002; Shimamura, 2000). ( Wikipedia entry for “Metacognition”) Meta cognition can help us understand that there are many different types of thinking tools at our disposal. Integrative thinking is one of those metacognition thinking tools.