Elements of Creativity

I've created a new category for reading notes.  I need to be able to quickly put down notes, save them, and be able to recall them later.  They may make no sense whatsoever. "The stages are preparation, incubation, illumination or inspiration, and verification or elaboration." - Martindale, C. (1999) Biological Bases of Cretivity.  Cambridge, UK.  Cambridge University Press. My thoughts are: Preparation amounts to building the knowledge or store of concepts.  Incubation is the period where the unconscious cognition processes the the knowledge, and illumination is the stage where the newly formed concept becomes active enough to cross the threshold into conscious thought. There is much going on "under-the-hood" so to speak, in terms of cognition - so much outside of the perview of our mind's eye.  If you think…
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