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Imagine: How Creativity Works

In conversation with Michael W. Quick
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Episode Summary
From the best-selling author of How We Decide comes a revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Why did Elizabethan England experience a creative explosion? What can we learn from Bob Dylan's writing habits and the drug addiction of poets? How did Pixar redesign its office space for maximum creativity? How can you embrace your own creative side and make your community more vibrant? Join us for a discussion into the deep inventiveness of the human mind, and its essential role in our increasingly complex world.

Participant(s) Bio
Jonah Lehrer is a contributing editor at Wired and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He writes the Head Case column for the Wall Street Journal and regularly appears on WNYC's Radiolab. His writing has also appeared in Nature, the New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, and Outside. Lehrer is the author of two previous books, Proust Was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide.

Dr. Michael Quick is the Executive Vice Provost at the University of Southern California and Professor of Biological Sciences in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Dr. Quick's scholarship focuses on how drugs of abuse such as cocaine and nicotine, and therapeutic drugs such as antidepressants and anti-epileptic medications, alter the signaling properties of nerve cells.