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The central concept of creativity is that some people are open to examine things from all angles and visualize more possibilities.
The part of our personality that seems to drive our creativity is called openness to experience. Openness best predicts performance on varying thinking tasks, on real-world creative achievements, as well as engagement in daily creative pursuits.
Research found that open people don't just bring a different perspective; they really see things differently.
The research findings suggest that open people's creative tendencies are ingrained in their basic visual perception. Open people may have inherently different experiences to other people.
A well-known perceptual phenomenon is called inattentional blindness. This is when people are so focused on one thing that they miss something else right in front of their eyes.
A study showed that your susceptibility to inattentional blindness depends on your personality. Open people are less likely to suffer from inattentional blindness.
There is mounting evidence that personality is malleable, and cognitive training interventions shows promise to increase openness. Travel also broadens the mind.
However, the dark side to the permeability of consciousness that characterises open people is that it is linked to aspects of mental illness, such as being disposed to hallucination. Care should be taken not to see things that are not there.
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The main idea to the concept of creativity is that some people see more possibilities than others.
Research found that open people don't just bring a different perspective, they really see things differently.
A visual perception phenomenon is called binocular rivalry - where two different images are presented to each eye simultaneously, such as a red patch to the right eye and a green to the left eye. The observer will flip between seeing one patch, then the other. Open people see both images at once, creating a fused or scrambled image.
Inattentional blindness is a perceptual phenomenon. People experience this when they are so focused on one thing that they fail to see something else.
Your susceptibility to inattentional blindness depends on your personality; open people are more likely to see things that others overlook.
A recent study has shown that open-minded individuals tend to be more creative and willing to have new experiences.
The result led to the idea that this kind of people have the t...
A recent study has come to the conclusion that open-minded persons possess the ability to focus on different things at the very same moment.
Even if there are distractions around them, these individuals still manage to concentrate and see everything that is going on in the room and, so, they are less prone to the so-called 'inattentional blindness'.
Research has proven that individuals' personality plays an essential role in the way they perceive the world.
Therefore, it is very probable that our perception of the world changes at the same time with our personality.
According to conventional wisdom, people tend to be either right-brained or left-brained. Those who are right-brained are supposed to be intuitive and creative free thinkers; they are big-pictur...
Some brain functions reside more on one side of the brain than the other. The left side of the brain control language and the right half control movement of the left arm and leg (and vice versa.)
But for more individual personality traits, such as creativity or a tendency toward the rational rather than the intuitive, there is little or no evidence supporting the claim that these reside in a specific area of the brain.
The idea of right-brain/left-brain may be a myth as evidence is mounting against the idea.
A 2013 study demonstrated that activity is similar on both sides of the brain regardless of one's personality. The study concluded that the notion that some people are more left or right-brained is more a figure of speech than it is anatomically accurate.