The accepted definition of creativity is production of something original and useful,
and it is commonly thought that creativity occurs on the right side of the brain,
and the arts play an important role in enhancing it.
But according to a new research, creativity isn't about freedom from concrete facts.
Rather, fact-finding is vital in the creative process.
It's the result of both sides of your brain working together.
To understand this. we need to take a look at what leads to creativity.
When you try to solve a problem, you begin by concentrating on obvious facts and familiar solutions to see if the answer lies there.
This is done mostly by the left side. However, if the answer doesn't come, the right and left sides of the brain activate together.
The right side scans remote memories that could be vaguely relevant.
A wide range of distant information that is normally ignored becomes available to the left side.
Then the left side catches whatever connection it may have with the problem, and quickly locks in on it before it escapes.
With extremely focused attention, the brain quickly pulls together these pieces of thought and combines them into a new single idea,
as the brain recognizes the originality of what it has come up with, a sense of pleasure will arise.