those spaces in between life, thinking, the physical world, and humanity
Rex Jung is a neuropsychologist who is fascinated by creativity and its relationship to intelligence, and he has an interesting hypothesis: Creativity is related to putting the brakes on our frontal lobes for a time. Putting the brakes on our frontal lobes is the “hypofrontality” part. Doing it for a defined period of time is the “transient” part.
What does this mean in simple terms? For one thing, it means that the sentiment in this post seems to be on target. If you want to create, you have to put the brakes on your judgment center and take meandering thought paths that might very well be dead ends. But the process of meandering is important in establishing interesting connections between ideas, and it’s these connections that are important to creativity.