Creativity researcher Shelley Carson, PhD uses the idea of ‘brain set’ in her book Your Creative Brain.
Speaking with David Van Nuys, Ph.D. for another of his excellent Shrink Rap Radio podcast interviews, she explains more about these aspects of brain and mind.
She wants people to realize from her book that “you can train yourself to be more creative” and “there’s so much change going on now that really we need to be creative, not just to keep up but if we want to actually make a difference and help shape the world of the future.”
Her model of brain sets is summarized with the acronym CREATES, each letter referring to one of seven different brain states.
Here is part of the interview transcript in which she explains these states:
“The ‘C’ from ‘CREATES’ is the ‘connect’ brain set. And in this brain set you are generating multiple ideas, you’ve activated numerous associational networks in the brain and one idea seems to lead to another to another to another…”
Continued in post Shelley Carson on Brainsets and Creativity.