Jul 31, 2014-- “Surprise is not easily defined. It is the unexpected that strikes one with wonder or astonishment. What is curious about effective surprise is that it need not be rare or infrequent or bizarre and is often none of these things. Effective surprises … seem rather to have the quality of obviousness about them when they occur, producing a shock of recognition following which there is no longer astonishment.” Maria Popova dives into the mind of Harvard psychologist Jerome Bruner, and his attempts to define creativity, its origins, and its purpose. (16927 reads)
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