The ability to use old programs in fresh combinations forms the basis of creativity. (Hart, Leslie A. Human Brain and Human Learning. NY: Longman Inc., 1983, p 100)

Creativity is not necessarily making something new. It may rather involve a reshuffling of existing facts and ideas. (Dossey, Larry, MD. Healing Beyond the Body. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2001, pp 143-149)

The ability to invent, or generate, or to approach problems in any field from a fresh perspective. (Healy, Jane M., PhD. Your Child’s Growing Mind. NY: Doubleday, 1987, 1989, pp 324-325)

Creativity is a way of seeing things not perceived before. He compares it to holding an idea or problem up to the light and slowly turning it, like a multifaceted diamond, and letting a shaft of light hit it differently each time. (Farmer, Richard Allen. It Won’t Fly if You Don’t Try. MD: Review and Herald Graphics, 1996, pp 85-94)

Portions of your brain continually make Creativity occurs along a continuum and is a necessary component of prediction. It ranges from simple everyday acts of perception occurring in sensory regions (e.g., hearing a song in a new key) to rare acts of genius (e.g., composing a symphony in a new way). (Hawkins, Jeff, with Sandra Blakeslee. On Intelligence. NY: Owl Books, 2004, pp 88-89)

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