Are You Easily Distracted? Good! This May Be A Sign Of Your Creative Genius

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Are you easily distracted by the tapping of your co-workers pencil, by your family member talking loudly on the phone, or by a barking dog? Distractibility may just be a sign of creative potential.

Are you easily distracted by the tapping of your co-workers pencil, by your family member talking loudly on the phone, or by a barking dog?

 

Researchers have been investigating the differences between people with different levels of distractibility, or levels of ” sensory gating”.


Turns out people with low sensory gating or “leaky filters” are correlated with higher levels of real world creative achievement.

In this episode with creativity researcher Darya Zabelina we get into an in-depth conversation about what constitutes a creative processing style. We talk about the neurobiology of creativity, if you should force yourself to focus more- and if so what are the possible trade-offs, the problem with many creativity tests used in psychology studies, how to make school and work environments more creativity friendly and more!


What is The Dyslexia Quest Podcast?
 

The Dyslexia Podcast uses the exploration of dyslexia as a backdoor to explore issues such as intelligence, creativity, individual differences, optimal learning environments and human potential via video and audio conversations with leading thinkers and scientists. The Dyslexia Quest podcast was rated the 29th Top Podcast in the Education section on iTunes.
 

Who is Darya Zablina ?  
 

Darya Zabelina, is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Northwestern University studying cognitive processes, affective processes, motivation, personality and neural aspects involved in creativity. Darya has a keen interest in exploring ways of enhancing and fostering the development of creative thinking and problem-solving ability. Darya has published a number of professional articles and book chapters, and presented at both national and international conferences. She serves as a reviewer for several professional journals. Her research has been covered by Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, National Public Radio (NPR), among others. Darya enjoys reading, traveling, and running.

Also, she is a Creativity Post columnist! Check out her other articles here.

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