There is a very big connection between creativity and music. Creativity is just connecting things together. Music connects many areas of the brain together. Playing music connects the right and left sides of the brain. I have heard that some companies have a tendency to hire engineers that also have a major in music because these type of people tend to be the most creative.
Our beautiful creative mind easily gets into ruts or prejudices. We are looking for a solution and our sub-conscious thinking is saying “no, that’s a bad direction” when we are considering several alternatives. Now why is it a “bad idea”, because it will not work, or because it does not seem so beautiful to our accustomed ruts? Sometimes it is hard to determine. Sometimes a “not so beautiful” solution can be worked over and re-designed to work and look beautiful. Sometimes we are stuck and need a Paradigm Breakthrough.
To be good, we need to practice. So practice creativity. Here ‘s an article on “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity” by Ed Catmull.
Neuroscience confirms that highly creative people think and act differently than the average person.
Creativity is intelligence having fun! – Albert Einstein
While our brain cells work together, groups of them produce very tiny electrical impulses that facilitate processes such as muscle control, imagination, thought, memory, consciousness, and emotional feelings. Electroencephalography (EEG), can detect these impulses as tiny currents. The weak electrical signals, when amplified and input into a computer for processing has led to brain-computer interface (BCI) research.