Innovative Thinking – Where Does It Hide – Blog 15

Where Does Creativity Hide

Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex

 

Getting technical, it’s the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex that controls a person’s will to live, personality, and has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior. It is our filter or “gatekeeper”.  If a creative thought wants to surface and make itself known, you have to train your DPC to allow innovation through and not what you think about your mother-in-law or boss.  This takes practice.

Lon Safko
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking


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