Daily Archives: April 22, 2013

Enhancing Creative Incubation

New research shows that reducing brain activation can increase creativity. Have you ever had a sudden inspiration?  The proverbial “Aha” experience?  These “insight moments” tend to happen when you’re not actively working on a problem—they come to you when you … Continue reading

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Factory Farms for the Mind, or Neoliberal Education

Anyone working in a third level institution over the last decade could hardly help but notice that the logic and lexicon of neoliberalism have become increasingly pervasive in Irish academic life. The slickly attired men of a certain age who … Continue reading

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Systems Innovation

Over the past few years there has been growing interest in systemic innovation. We are defining this as an interconnected set of innovations, where each influences the other, with innovation both in the parts of the system and in the … Continue reading

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