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Decline of Creativity?

Posted on | January 30, 2013 | No Comments

One of the most interesting things I found in “The Art of Immersion” was the study that found how similar memory and imagination are in brain activation.  Recently I read an article (ironically I can’t remember the source) that presented the idea that one of the impacts of the internet was that “digital natives” are less interested in memorizing facts due to the accessibility of information.  The really interesting part of the study was that they believe that the neural pathways in the brains of “digital natives” are forming differently than in the past.  Putting the two together, do you think that we’re headed toward a crisis in creativity and imagination?  In Hollywood they’ve been hyping the “Summer of sequels!!” for years and years.  Is this the new norm?

J

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