In this interesting article by Copyblogger we can read how Michael Grybko, neuroscience research scientist and engineer from the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, defines creativity:
“In science, we define ‘creativity’ as an idea that is novel, good, and useful. It’s a little broader than the Oxford Dictionary’s definition, where it’s just the ability to create, because that doesn’t really say much. You can create something and it’s not very useful or it just won’t work well”.
“Pooling from this wealth of knowledge we store in our brains and making connections between different ideas, we have to solve a new problem, or create, write a new novel — that’s what science looks at when we study ‘creativity.’ Just to drive home the point, this is very much a function of the brain. There’s no need to invoke all that folklore into this. It’s our brains doing what they do.”
Therefore according to Mr. Grybko creativity is “an idea that is novel, good, and useful”. Let´s find more “inspiration” in this beautiful posters with 21 authentic definitions of creativity…
*(Pictures: Pexels & Copyblogger).