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20 Magic Words, How to be Interesting, & More – Roger’s Picks

Here’s a longer than usual batch of diverse (but great) content we discovered in the last seven days… add your own great find in a comment! […]

By |May 2nd, 2014|

25-Cent Creativity Booster

Want to boost your creativity by investing a quarter or so? Buy a lightbulb. Not the fancy LED, halogen, or compact fluorescent variety – just the old-fashioned, cheap incandescent kind that come in four-packs for a buck or so. Skeptical? Read on… […]

By |July 23rd, 2010|

Daydreaming Key to Creativity

When I want to solve a problem or come up with a creative idea, I usually sit down and think about it. This could be the wrong strategy, according to University of British Columbia psychology professor Kalina Christoff. The UBC prof is an expert in the unlikely subject of daydreaming, and has released findings that our brains are MORE activated than normal when we let them wander: […]

By |June 1st, 2009|

Neuroarchitecture Gets More Attention

My 2005 post, Neuroarchitecture Next Buzzword, was more premature than prescient. In the ensuing years, the idea that neuroscience had anything to offer architects received little public attention. Now, however, the field is again in the public eye.

Emily Anthes of Scientific American Mind has written an excellent survey of recent research in the field, How Room Designs Affect Your Work and Mood. Among the findings detailed by Anthes: […]

By |May 12th, 2009|

Send in the NeuroArchitect – Two Feet and The Brain

We’ve discussed priming – the idea that an attitude or concept can be activated in an individual by subtle cues without conscious awareness – multiple times (e.g., Priming by Order, Priming the Customer, Thinking about Money) and others). […]

By |May 21st, 2007|