Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies
Collaborations: MFA CD Blog
The Collaborative Design program in partnership with The Brain Institute at OHSU brought together Jonah Lehrer and a small group of writers, organizations and students particularly interested in creativity and brain function. The conversation was intimate, lively and inspiring. Students were especially delighted for the opportunity to interact in this small group setting.
Jonah is in Portland to deliver a public lecture (see below).
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012*
Creativity and the brain: What is it, who has it and how do we achieve it?
Jonah Lehrer Author, Imagine: How Creativity Works and Proust Was a Neuroscientist, Los Angeles
Can we learn how to be more creative? As it turns out, we can, says Jonah Lehrer. Lehrer is the journalist whose writings on neuroscience—for Wired, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine, among others—become immediate flashpoints for discussion. In his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, Lehrer, the bestselling author, most recently of How We Decide, shows us that creativity is not some near-mystical trait that some people seem to possess, and which others try desperately to capture. We can—all of us—take practical steps to become more creative in everything we do.