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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize. Jueves por medio se lo puede escuchar por Radio Metro en el programa Perros de la calle, con una columna propia sobre neurociencia.
Desde que tiene memoria que no para de estudiar. La creatividad puede expandirse. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 15th by Sudamericana first published More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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View all 4 comments. This book is supposed to be on creativity but mainly expains various parts of the brain and how they work, with a reference in each chapter to creativity, a few chapters on creativity influences and many short exercises to stimulate creativity.
Maybe it's a translation failure but the author, who is Argentinian, tells us that gorillas are humans' nearest relatives. No, the common ancestor of the chimpanzee and the bonobo split from the evolutionary branch with us more recently than the ancestor This book is supposed to be on creativity but mainly expains various parts of the brain and how they work, with a reference in each chapter to creativity, a few chapters on creativity influences and many short exercises to stimulate creativity.
No, the common ancestor of the chimpanzee and the bonobo split from the evolutionary branch with us more recently than the ancestor of the gorilla. The author was surprised when, two years after he gained his PhD, a university advisor suggested he explain a work problem to the college janitors, who spoke Spanish.
How did the man get that far in science and not know that Einstein suggested explaining a complex problem to one's grandmother if one wanted to understand it?
The suggestion worked. We could really, really do with a picture or two of the brain, with parts labelled. No pictures, diagrams or charts are given.
I'd suggest a few showing how we differ from monkeys, great apes and individuals with brain damage. The test your creativity quiz. Questions are scored one to five; it is obvious that those answering one are answering for a more creative mindset, work environment or job.
Strongly agree 1, agree 2, neutral 3, disagree 4, strongly disagree 5. This should be checked by copy-editors if the author can't put the effort in to check it himself. Talking about 'Beeman observed' problem solving and associated brainwaves, the author tells of alpha wave activity, visual input, gamma brainwaves and firing neurons. He hasn't mentioned any.
Overall this comes across as something dictated rather than written, with frequent stream of consciousness, much reference to other people's experiments and none to experiments of his own. The author lets us know of his apparently threatening traffic traffic is polite here and keeps reminding us about leopards, when for modern human history we've been under much more threat from humans.
The author adds that anyone can be creative - but I tend to think that the readership is self-selecting and those not interested in creativity are not going to read this book. He also says that high creativity does not mean high intelligence.
Tell that to any fan of Beethoven or Yeats. I'm surprised that we are never told about the physical aspect of neuroplasticity. The neuron fires an electrical spark which, to insulate it from all the wrong receptors, is sent down the dendrite which is coated in fat, the myelin sheath.
This is one reason why we need fat in our diets. The insulation gets worn a tiny bit by the spark and it is easier for the same path to be taken again, physically easier, than for a different path to be taken. We literally melt a little groove along the fatty brain. I believe this is why all religions require repetition, chanting, known responses, head bowing, gestures and physical movement like getting up and kneeling down, the more often repeated in company the better, in order to indoctrinate the growing brain and make paths well established by habit until only the creative, the strong-willed or those forced to can break out of the routine.
The frequent suggestions for making yourself more creative, come down to thinking of a number of new ways to do something or combine words or ideas. A puzzle about treating a tumour "has only one resolution not everyone will see," but I immediately saw two other options such as swallowing a tube carrying a miniaturised tool.
A portion I do agree with is studies of hyper-creative people, showing how they can be both introverted and extroverts at different times, modest but proud, strongly dedicated to the process of their creation and willing to make mistakes. And yes, the subconscious does answer a lot of our questions; the author does not go as far as suggesting we ask the subsconscious nicely to pull up the answer or show us in a dream, which I can do.
Overall I am not impressed and my science based husband was even less impressed when I kept telling him of the errors in the text. But if you have not done any creativity boosting work it may be helpful. Notes on pages - I counted eleven names I could be sure were female. I borrowed this book from Raheny Library. This is an unbiased review. Apr 17, Ale Rivero rated it really liked it. Nov 14, Aye Melo rated it really liked it. Jan 21, Guillermo Schmitter rated it it was amazing.
Nov 03, Olga Milemis rated it it was ok. No voy a refutar esto. Una cosa es ser ameno y coloquial y otra es mezclar en una misma frase verbos conjugados como se hace en castellano peninsular con verbos conjugados como en Argentina. Lo mismo con los pronombres.
View 1 comment. Aug 12, Javier Maldonado rated it liked it. Recomendable para lectores primerizos en temas de neurociencias. View all 3 comments. Su forma de escribir es amigable y sencilla de entender en lo que a descripciones del cerebro compete. May 06, Tatiana Kim rated it really liked it Shelves: , personal-development. Nov 18, Sergey Grinev rated it it was amazing.
Dec 24, Elena Grineva rated it it was amazing. Really useful book for practicing your creativity. Lots of useful practices that also help you relax and think differently. Dec 14, Sunshine Manuli rated it really liked it. Muy bueno!!! Muy interesante, te ayuda a darte cuenta de como funciona nuestra mente. Las explicaciones son bastante claras. Oct 02, Alejandro rated it liked it Shelves: psicologia , aptitudes.
Creo que es un libro valioso, en especial para la gente de habla hispana, o latinoamericanos. May 31, Scarlett Eastman rated it liked it. I liked it very much, its sensible, practical logic. Learning how our brain works is fascinating but it doesn't help me much on the subject of my relationships with other humans, most of them seem to have a different kind of brain or maybe don't use neurons not the same way I use them it seems. Mar 03, Javier Barba rated it did not like it.
Una verdadera estafa. Pura sanata y calesita. Jan 14, Alejandro Restrepo Zea rated it really liked it.
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