Category Archives: Problem solving

The governance of problems: puzzling, powering, participation

Read Policy analysis usually gives more attention to problem solving than problem finding and there is a real threat of mismatch between problem perceptions by citizens and problem definition by their elected and appointed policy makers. Contemporary democracies need to … Continue reading

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Searching the Brain for the Spark of Creative Problem-Solving

Searching the Brain for the Spark of Creative Problem-Solving The findings fit with dozens of experiments linking positive moods to better creative problem-solving. “The implication is that positive mood engages this broad, diffuse attentional state that is both perceptual and … Continue reading

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Creativity, Problem Solving and Innovative Science: Insights from History, Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience

Read This paper examines the intersection between creativity, problem solving, cognitive psychology and neuroscience in a discussion surrounding the genesis of new ideas and innovative science. Three creative activities are considered. These are (a) the interaction between visual-spatial and analytical … Continue reading

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