Big Picture Science – Creative Brains

by Gary Niederhoff on December 3, 2018

Big Picture Science – Creative Brains

Your cat is smart, but its ability to choreograph a ballet or write computer code isn’t great. A lot of animals are industrious and clever, but humans are the only animal that is uniquely ingenious and creative.

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt discuss how human creativity has reshaped the world. Find out what is going on in your brain when you write a novel, paint a watercolor, or build a whatchamacallit in your garage.

But is Homo sapiens’ claim on creativity destined to be short-lived? Why both Eagleman and Brandt are prepared to step aside when artificial intelligence can do their jobs.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: What is Creativity?
Part 2: The Biology of Creativity
Part 3: Artificial Creativity

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avatar jayemtii December 4, 2018 at 1:56 pm

FYI the movie referred to was not “The Power”, but “Colossus: The Forbin Project”. See

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