- Gweipo Ster
Creativity requires the shutting down of inhibitions and working memory and yet when our kids do this we try to "cure" them.
Your research seems to indicate that in order to be creative and to improvise a lot of the "executive" functioning of the brain needs to be "switched off" or ignored. I have 2 children. One who performs well at school, does everything required from the system with great "discipline" another who I've been told has poor working memory, ADHD, etc. However the one with the "problems" is the one who picks up his viola and invents music rather than just practicing. The one who comes up with way out of the box ideas and questions, who is amazingly creative in art, who sees things that no one else notices.
And this is something the school is trying to "cure" ...