Creative problem requires reconstructing how a problem is approached. Cognitive theories posit that this reconstruction is unconscious and happens when you take a break from effortful thinking, explaining the ‘incubation’ and the ‘aha’ moments when dealing with a creative roadblock. Furthermore, sleep plays a powerful role in that it provides time for the subconscious to work for inspiration. .
As described previously, sleep has several components that can be divided into NREM (non-rapid eye movement) and REM (rapid eye movement, the component with dreams). How exactly these different components aid in creative thinking is not well established, but there are some good ideas! One speculation is that both NREM and REM sleep replays neuronal representation of memory, allowing general understanding to be established in NREM while REM sleep promotes new associations. .
Although all animals sleep, only mammals and birds were thought to incorporate both NREM and REM phases in their sleep. However, lizards have also been found to have REM-like sleep patterns, recorded with an EEG! . This is interesting because it raises the question, “why is REM sleep (or perhaps dreams) important?” If this form of sleep rose multiple times as animals evolved, surely it has some significance. Perhaps dreams are a byproduct of REM and REM-like sleep. Perhaps REM sleep is important for memory formation, as it seems to be present in more cognitively aware animals. .
The search for these answers continue~
14 days of Art Drops so far!💫 Nothing like an art challenge to keep you in each day.😀 If you are in the MetroWest area of MA this little gem could be yours. Thanks for all the likes and keep doing daily comments until you win. I still have 17 more days of drops and giveaways so hang in there if you still want one like @strawberry.audrey who is today’s giveaway winner!🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
My type 1 husband had a scary blood sugar low at 3:00am. I gave him an emergency Glucagon shot but he was still unresponsive so I called 911. 6 paramedics in our tiny bedroom. I’m going to need a bigger bedroom, or less men. 🤪All is well. But man oh man, diabetes is definitely a challenge. Stay healthy out there. This is a CU from a piece from my SUGAR series. Art made w/ blood sugar test strips. Soon to appear in the magazine, CHRONICALLY LIT. #art#diabetes
This is soooo creativeee and innovative frooom @_minamars_ can you guess which princess is?
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This past 8 months or so I have been in the midst of numerous art projects including two murals in Central America. I have also taken time for solitude, reflection, and the evolution of my visual art. I have had to learn new skills in order to complete commission pieces, and have overcome challenges left and right in order to complete projects and see my vision bloom into reality. I have had inspiring teachers and beautiful souls show up consistently, and have also found joy in teaching others what I’ve learned from my own experience. I am just getting set up to start producing, recording, and performing music again which is a source of great joy for me! I am currently preparing a set for ReKinection next month where I will perform alongside headliners like Ott and Govinda! Such an honor, and the festival is full of nectar for the soul including Yoga, workshops, and community. Seen here are 4 of my recent paintings. Blessings and be well! ~<3~ #boundlesscreations#abstractart#surrealart#visionaryart#fineart#artforsalebyartist#artforsale#travelingartist#love#createyourvision#fortheloveofart#wearart#shareart#inspiration
Happy Tuesday 🤗 My little studio looks like a tornado hit it from @artwalksd last weekend, but it was so worth it! Hoping to squeeze in one more show before The New Year 😊 Thank you to everyone who stopped by to support me! 💓