I was a motivational keynote speaker for a nursing conference where the other guest speaker referred to the book, your creative brain, so I had to check it out.
In the book, the author goes into great detail about how we break down and digest information, where it is processed and what this means to memory and motivation.
The guest speaker explained how a memory is not stored in one specific location in the brain.
Parts of the memory are stored in different locations; for instance, when you remember a favorite meal, the smell of oregano is stored in one location, the texture of the food in your mouth in another, the sight of chopped tomatoes in another, and the memory of joy in yet another location. These pieces of the memory are connected by a network of neurons, when one piece of the memory is called up, the connections for the whole memory will fire and you will experience the gestalt of the memory( Your Creative Brain).
The diagram above by Michael Gazzaniga and Roger Sperry from the book, Your Creative Brain, shows how our brains thought process is broken down. As you can see, the difference between right and left brain thinking isnt just creative versus analytical thought.
I practice improv as a way to keep a motivational speech relevant and creative for a group. Read our blog, Principals of Improv aid a guest speaker.