Creativity with Elkhonon Goldberg (BS 143)

Elkhonon Goldberg with brutus (click to play interview)    Photo by  Igor Glavatski (used with permission)

Elkhonon Goldberg with brutus (click to play interview) 

Photo by  Igor Glavatski (used with permission)

Neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg has recently published a fascinating new book called Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation. Goldberg expands on his earlier books, which focused on the importance of the pre-frontal cortex and presented evidence for his claim that the main role of the right hemisphere is to deal with novelty. In addition he explores how creativity requires a delicate balance between focused thought and the ability to connect ideas in new and surprising ways.

It was a pleasure to interview him for BS 143 since he was one of my earliest guests way back in BSP 18, which was recorded in the summer of 2007.

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