Meditation May Not Be Giving You the Creative Spark You Think It Does

Imagination Institute Director, University of Pennsylvania
Over a year ago
There isn't a single answer to becoming more creative. Instead, it's a constant balancing act between two fundamental brain states, says creativity expert Scott Barry Kaufman. Whereas animals live constantly in the present, humans have the cognitive power to plan for the future. But constantly being in one state or the other prevents the cross-pollination of thoughts that is the essence of creativity.