Physical Act of Creativity. Moving helps. Research.

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PHOTO BY MR. BONES

Highlights from new research on body movement and creativity

  • Divergent thinking goals are: to generate many different kinds of ideas, to generate many ideas and to generate brand new ideas (there are tools for these). 
    • Greater success occurs in divergent thinking when two hands are used  (as in the phrase, on the other hand…)
  • Convergent thinking means to analyze the relationship between two or more ideas to create a new solution.
    • Walking in a flexible pattern improves how well the convergence is done

further reading: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/full-frontal-psychology/the-physical-act-of-creativity.html