While most people still use a left brain/right brain distinction when discussing creativity, the latest neuroscience is  revealing that creativity resides in more than one brain area.

Brain scans of those engaged in different types of creative tasks – problem solving, artistic performance, inspirational insights – reveal that many areas are  involved in each.

Furthermore, creative arts, creative maths or science, and creative leadership all draw on different sets of mental ability.

According to Oshin Vartanian, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Toronto, this is “a very optimistic finding because we now see that creativity can be exhibited in many different ways.”

That creativity is not a rare talent but an innate human trait. Something we’re born with, and exhibited perfectly naturally in our earliest years, until it was largely knocked out of us.

With the Creative Age rapidly unfolding, it’s time to reclaim it.