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Origins of Human Innovation and Creativity

Origins of Human Innovation and Creativity Book
Author : Scott Elias
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0444538216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Innovation and creativity are two of the key characteristics that distinguish cultural transmission from biological transmission. This book explores a number of questions concerning the nature and timing of the origins of human creativity. What were the driving factors in the development of new technologies? What caused the stasis in stone tool technological innovation in the Early Pleistocene? Were there specific regions and episodes of enhanced technological development, or did it occur at a steady pace where ancestral humans lived? The authors are archaeologists who address these questions, armed with data from ancient artefacts such as shell beads used as jewelry, primitive musical instruments, and sophisticated techniques required to fashion certain kinds of stone into tools. Providing 'state of art' discussions that step back from the usual archaeological publications that focus mainly on individual site discoveries, this book presents the full picture on how and why creativity in Middle to Late Pleistocene archeology/anthropology evolved. Gives a full, original and multidisciplinary perspective on how and why creativity evolved in the Middle to Late Pleistocene Enhances our understanding of the big leaps forward in creativity at certain times Assesses the intellectual creativity of Homo erectus, H. neanderthalensis, and H. sapiens via their artefacts

Creativity

Creativity Book
Author : Elkhonon Goldberg
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0190466499
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation is about creativity, one of the most cherished and mysterious manifestations of the human mind, and what it is in the human brain and its interaction with culture, that allows us to expand how we think about things, generate new knowledge,and to explore unchartered territories. Based on a growing body of scientific literature, Elkhonon Goldberg points to several brain structures and processes that are involved in the creative process: the frontal lobes, the right and left hemispheres and their respective contributions, subcorticalstructures, various biochemical systems, and intricate neural network processes that work in concert for the creative act to happen. To that end, he discusses the brain mechanisms of deciding what is important and what is not; of confronting cognitive novelty; and the marshalling of previouslyacquired knowledge to generate new insights culminating in a creative product.An active researcher neuroscientist and clinician neuropsychologist, who also has a keen interest in history, Elkhonon Goldberg offers an original, and arguably the first coherent account of how multiple brain mechanisms come together in order to culminate in the creative act. While a large body ofscientific material is discussed, the book offers much more than a mere review. It presents a novel understanding of how the creative process takes place, and is full of original insights challenging current assumptions and theories.

The Origin of Ideas

The Origin of Ideas Book
Author : Mark Turner
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-01-02
ISBN : 0199988838
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What makes human beings so innovative, so adept at rapid, creative thinking? Where do new ideas come from, and once we have them, how can we carry them mentally into new situations? What allows our thinking to range easily over time, space, causation, and agency-so easily that we take this truly remarkable ability for granted? In The Origin of Ideas, Mark Turner offers a provocative new theory to answer these and many other questions. While other species do what we cannot-fly, run amazingly fast, see in the dark-only human beings can innovate so rapidly and widely. Turner argues that this distinctively human spark was an evolutionary advance that developed from a particular kind of mental operation, which he calls "blending": our ability to take two or more ideas and create a new idea in the "blend." Turner begins by looking at the "lionman," a 32,000-year-old ivory figurine, one of the earliest examples of blending. Here, the concepts "lion" and "man" are merged into a new figure, the "lionman." Turner argues that at some stage during the Paleolithic Age, humans reached a tipping point. Before that, we were a bunch of large, unimaginative mammals. After that, we were poised to take over the world. Once biological evolution hit upon making brains that could do advanced blending, we possessed the capacity to invent and maintain culture. Cultural innovation could then progress by leaps and bounds over biological evolution itself, leading to the highest forms of human cognition and creativity. For anyone interested in how and why our minds work the way they do, The Origin of Ideas offers a wealth of original insights-and is itself a brilliant example of the innovative thinking it describes.

Homo Problematis Solvendis Problem solving Man

Homo Problematis Solvendis   Problem solving Man Book
Author : David H. Cropley
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-16
ISBN : 9811331014
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the history of modern human creativity/innovation through examples of solutions to basic human needs that have been developed over time. The title – Homo problematis solvendis – is a play on the scientific classifications of humans (e.g. Homo habilus, Homo erectus, Homo sapiens), and is intended to suggest that a defining characteristic of modern humans is our fundamental ability to solve problems (i.e. problem- solving human = Homo problematis solvendis). The book not only offers new perspectives on the history of technology, but also helps readers connect the popular interest in creativity and innovation (in schools, in businesses) with their psychological underpinnings. It discusses why creativity and innovation are vital to societies, and how these key abilities have made it possible for societies to develop into what they are today.

The Roots of Change

The Roots of Change Book
Author : Brent Meriwether Simpson
Publisher : IT Studies in Indigenous Knowl
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focusing attention human creativity and social interaction, and building on the view that these innate human characteristics are central forces in the evolution of local agricultural systems, this volume explores the patterns of farmers' individual and joint behaviour in the generation, adaption and spread of new agricultural practices.

Life Finds a Way

Life Finds a Way Book
Author : Andreas Wagner
Publisher : Oneworld Publications
Release : 2019-07-04
ISBN : 1786076160
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Darwin’s theory of evolution was a monumental achievement, but there was much he did not know. In his ‘survival of the fittest’ model each step must go forward, life always progressing up the slope towards an evolutionary peak. There is no turning back. So what happens when there is more than one slope, and life finds itself on the wrong one? World-leading biologist Andreas Wagner reveals that life does not, as Darwin believed, only walk – it also leaps. Drawing on pioneering research, Wagner explores life’s creative process and how, with all the stops and starts, and knowing that sometimes things have to get worse before they get better, it bears a striking resemblance to how we humans work. A beguiling symmetry links Picasso struggling through forty versions of Guernica and the way evolution transformed a dinosaur’s claw into a condor’s wing. This new understanding is already revolutionising our approach to problem-solving across the sciences. In the near future, applied in spheres as diverse as the economy and education, it will enable us to do so much more. Thought-provoking and deeply hopeful, Life Finds a Way reminds us that no matter how many times we have to turn back, we can still reach the highest peaks.

Primate Ecology and Human Origins

Primate Ecology and Human Origins Book
Author : Barbara Bernstein
Publisher : Scholarly Title
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Future of Post human Creative Thinking

The Future of Post human Creative Thinking Book
Author : Peter Baofu
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What exactly makes creative thinking so magical that, somehow, everyone can be creative and, by implication, creativity is a good thing to have-to the point that this popular view is fast becoming a fashionable nonsense in this day and age of ours? To put things in a historical perspective-this popular view contrasts sharply with the opposing view in the older days (e.g., during the Enlightenment and Romantic eras), when people used to think that creativity was primarily for the selected few with extraordinary abilities. Contrary to the respective conventional wisdom in each of the two opposing eras, neither of the two views is valid. Ours is no more so than theirs. This is not to imply, of course, that there are only a few instances of creativity in human history, or, in reverse, that creativity can be equally taught to everyone-and, for that matter, that there is absolutely nothing good about creativity. Obviously, extreme views like this are far from the truth. The point in this book, however, is to show an alternative (better) way to understand the nature of creative thinking, which goes beyond both convergent and divergent thinking, while learning from them. The current fashionable nonsense on creative thinking has tended to minimize its hidden downsides and exaggerate its overstated promises, as part of a new ideology in this age of ours. In addition, there is nothing intrinsically good (or bad) about creative thinking-just as there is nothing essentially good (or evil) about God, the King, Motherland, or the like, by analogy. They have all been used and misused in accordance to the interests and powers that be over the ages. If true, this seminal view will fundamentally change the way that we think about the nature of imagination and intuition, with its enormous implications for the future of invention and innovation, in a small sense, and what I originally called its post-human fate, in a large one.

Musical Beginnings

Musical Beginnings Book
Author : Irene Deliege,Unit for Research in the Psychology of Music at the Centre de Recherches Musicales de Wallonie Irene Deliege,Irène Deliège,John A. Sloboda,Professor of Psychology John Sloboda
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From where, and by what mechanisms, does an individual's musical ability originate? This is a subject of major interest both to developmental and music psychologists, heightened by the recent research into prenatal perception of sound. This timely volume brings together authoritative reviewson central issues, beginning with prenatal auditory experience, through infancy and early childhood. The chapters chart the developmental progress with reference to the child's changing environment: from the uterus, through the intense and semi-exclusive mother-baby bond, to the wider contextsprovided by the family, school, and society at large. The book provides the most up-to-date integration of developmental and music psychology.

Human Roots

Human Roots Book
Author : Larry Barham
Publisher : Western Acad & Specialist PressLtd
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sixteen papers taken from a `Human Roots' meeting held in Bristol in 2000 that focused on the question of `how different were humans and human behaviour in Africa and the Far east during the Middle Pleistocene'? The contributors draw on evidence from recent archaeological fieldwork and represent different schools of thought concerning the Out-of-Africa or Multi-Regional origins of man. Among the regions or countries discussed are southern, central and eastern Africa, China, the Yangtze River, Australasia and India.

The Value of Creativity

The Value of Creativity Book
Author : John Hope Mason
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Creativity

Handbook of Creativity Book
Author : Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780521576048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Comprehensive and definitive review of the field of creativity.

Creative Intelligence

Creative Intelligence Book
Author : Bruce Nussbaum
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-03-05
ISBN : 0062088432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offering insights from the spheres of anthropology, psychology, education, design, and business, Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum, a leading thinker, commentator, and curator on the subjects of design, creativity, and innovation, is first book to identify and explore creative intelligence as a new form of cultural literacy and as a powerful method for problem-solving, driving innovation, and sparking start-up capitalism. Nussbaum investigates the ways in which individuals, corporations, and nations are boosting their creative intelligence — CQ—and how that translates into their abilities to make new products and solve new problems. Ultimately, Creative Intelligence shows how to frame problems in new ways and devise solutions that are original and highly social. Smart and eye opening, Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire illustrates how to connect our creative output with a new type of economic system, Indie Capitalism, where creativity is the source of value, where entrepreneurs drive growth, and where social networks are the building blocks of the economy.

Agape and History

Agape and History Book
Author : Hiroshi Ōbayashi
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Museum studies in material culture

Museum studies in material culture Book
Author : Susan M. Pearce
Publisher : Smithsonian Inst Pr
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Children and Youth in Limbo

Children and Youth in Limbo Book
Author : Nadia Ehrlich Finkelstein
Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The pressures of a rapidly changing world and the increasing complexity of family structure are placing the American family and, therefore, American children in jeopardy. This unique volume does not just examine the troubles that American families face or demand that changes be made; Finkelstein designs programs that can be implemented. She calls on communities, as well as individual agencies, to organize themselves to create services that are necessary. Finkelstein stresses that these programs must be family-centered, they must be linked to past family connections, and they must build connections into the future.

Frontiers in Creative and Innovative Management

Frontiers in Creative and Innovative Management Book
Author : Robert Lawrence Kuhn
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2000

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2000 Book
Author : Bowker
Publisher : Rr Bowker Llc
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780835243056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Origin of Wealth

The Origin of Wealth Book
Author : Eric D. Beinhocker
Publisher : Century
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new economics for the new economy: how science and economics are being brought together.