Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels.
Anyone can learn to be creative and to get better at it.
Does the challenge that we're facing require a moment of insight, a sudden leap in consciousness?
It turns out that we use "creativity" as a catchall term for a variety of cognitive tools, each of which applies to particular sorts of problems and is coaxed to action in a particular way.
We look at people like Steve Jobs and Bob Dylan, and we conclude that they must possess supernatural powers denied to mere mortals like us, gifts that allow them to imagine what has never existed before.
The myth of the "creative type" is just that--a myth, argues Jonah Lehrer.
But over the past decade, that has begun to change.
Imagination was once thought to be a single thing, separate from other kinds of cognition.
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