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Pretending to be someone else can boost creativity

Jun 14, 2017, 8:32 AM EDT
(Source: Emil Indricău/flickr)
(Source: Emil Indricău/flickr)

Harvard Medical School professor, author and NeuroBusiness Group CEO Srini Pillay, in one his recent write-ups, used an expression “psychological halloweenism” as he described how an individual can unleash their creativity.

According to Pillay, you can spur your creativity by imagining yourself to be someone else, a conclusion that is based on an experiment conducted with a group of college students, writes Entrepreneur.

Pillay says “psychological halloweenism” fuels innovation, fluency and originality because it takes a person into a state of “conscious unfocus,” which activates a specific region in the brain to spring into action when you’re not focused on a specific job, notes Science of Us.

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