Latent inhibition and creativity
Gary points to a press release about the results of recent research on creativity.
Creative people appear to inhibit fewer stimuli. While the release
claims that the researchers have "identified one of the biological
bases of creativity", no details of a biological nature are provided.
Sadly the research was not published in an open-access journal, so I wasn't able to dig deeper.
The normal person classifies an
object, and then forgets about it, even though that object is
much more complex and interesting than he or she thinks. The creative
person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.[...]
"If you are open to new information,
new ideas, you better be able to intelligently and carefully edit
and choose. If you have 50 ideas, only two or three are likely
to be good. You have to be able to discriminate or you'll get