The importance of stimulus 21:16 on Wednesday
In Sticky Wisdom, the writers talk about freshness — the ability think creatively and to see things in a fresh, new way. Extensive stimuli is what provides us with freshness.
Creativity is not about creating something new, but rearranging and combining what you already know. Sometimes, and I’d say at the best times, in surprising ways. I agree with the book in that the more you are stimulated, the easier it is for your brain to make those surprising connections.
Besides accumulating possible connection points in your head, stimulus can be used actively to distract your brain from making the same old connections. More of that later… (I’ve got a summer night to enjoy.)