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Historically, cognitive scientists have viewed strong working memory ability as one of the major key components of intelligence. However, recent studies indicate that *lower* working memory, not higher, can come with it’s own slew of cognitive advantages, including superior divergent thinking and creative abilities.
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.
Research indicates that the dyslexic brain is wired for big picture creative thinking. The very anatomical wiring that causes such suffering in school, may be at the heart of the dyslexics’ creative strengths.