Neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg has recently published a fascinating new book called Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation. Goldberg expands on his earlier books, which focused on the importance of the pre-frontal cortex and presented evidence for his claim that the main role of the right hemisphere is to deal with novelty. In addition he explores how creativity requires a delicate balance between focused thought and the ability to connect ideas in new and surprising ways.
It was a pleasure to interview him for BS 143 since he was one of my earliest guests way back in BSP 18, which was recorded in the summer of 2007.
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References and Links
- Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation by Elkonon Goldberg
- The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age by Alvaro Fernandez and Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg (2nd ed 2013). Featured in BSP 100
- The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World by Elkhonon Goldberg
- The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind (2002)by Elkhonon Goldberg. Featured in BSP 16.
- The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older (2005) by Elkhonon Goldberg. Featured in BSP 17.
- AFT Arnsten, MJ Wang, and CD Paspalas, "Neuromodulation of Thought: Flexibilities and Vulnerabilities in Prefrontal Cortical/Network Synapses." Neuron 76 (2012):223-239.
- AFT Arnsten, CD Pasaplas, NJ Gamo, Y Yang, and M Wang, "Dynamic Network Connectivity: A New Form of Neuroplasticity," Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience 14 (2010): 365-375.
- Other episodes mentioned during the show: Olaf Sporns (BSP 74 and BSP 103) and Michael Anderson (BSP 124)
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