"Creativity is like that magic trick. For the first time, we can see the source of imagination, that massive network of electrical cells that lets us constantly form new connections between old ideas. However, this new knowledge only makes the act itself more astonishing. The moment of insight might emanate from an obscure circuit in the right hemisphere, but that doesn't diminish the thrill of having a new idea in the shower. Just because we can track the flux of neurotransmitters, or measure the correlation between walking speed and the production of patents, or qualify the effect of social network, that doesn't take away from the sheer wonder of the process. There will always be something slightly miraculous about the imagination." —Jonah Lehrer, Imagine: How Creativity Works

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