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Cognitive Filtering, Meditation, Creativity

Posted Mar 02 2011 10:34pm

In his new post Why Daydreamers Are More Creative, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD covers a number of fascinating topics relating to the creative mind, and he explains, “Latent inhibition is a filtering mechanism that we share with other animals…[and] involves the ability to consider something as relevant even if it was previously tagged as irrelevant…”

In the early 1970′s, I worked as a research assistant at the UCSF Medical Center, Langley Porter Institute, in the laboratory of David Galin, MD, who worked with Robert Ornstein, PhD. … The focus of their research was brain lateralization – the early left brain/right brain stuff.

But they also did some work with Dr. Joe Kamiya, looking at brain activity in meditation.

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