“The whole set of synapses in the brain creates a map, of how all neurons are connected and interact with each other. This map is completely flexible: it changes every day. Every minute connections are created, some others are lost, the brain is in a constant state of change, which makes it very hard to study. This is why synaptic pruning is so important. It is a period of time between childhood and puberty in which a large amount of synaptic connections are pruned like bush branches. Unfortunately, neither the mechanisms nor the reason why this happens is clear yet. However, synaptic pruning seems necessary for brain development and many studies have limited it to mental disorders.” – ‘The glue of the brain: the great unknown’ in Neuroscience Unlimited, by Ines Gallego Landin (an article inquiring whether brain networks are really connected through neuron or glial cells’ transmission + varieties of glial cells and their role)
Mac Point > new experience/interface > expand the range of thoughts one can think (Thought as a Technology, Nov 2016, Michael Nielsen)
iphone > new experience/interface > expand variables one can do
Good innovation comes by newness, with expanding possibilities, opening up freedom of users.
Intelligence & Creativity
If intelligence is a selecting skill, including (data) analysis and evaluation, creativity is a connecting skill, by data(memory) collecting and linking. When the creativity happens in brain, linking perception and memory or emotion and expression, we might have individually disparate strategy, such as generating image, melody, or movement, or verbal conceptualizing, etc. However, as an output, when we shape the creativity, as a mean of communication, in any purpose, it passes through ‘intelligence(selection)’ area, ended up in compromised language. This may cause integral connection between creativity and intelligence.
q. Then, how can creativity be measured more acutely, accurately, and separately? – thoughts after Skype chat with prof. Roger Beaty