Memory Improvement Techniques and Increased Creativity
I just read a blog post about how having multiple hobbies may lead to creative breakthroughs by helping a person make connections between previously-unrelated ideas.
I think that memory techniques also increase creativity, since they also train a person to make rapid connections between unrelated ideas.
It is not so much a question of thinking outside the box, as it is allowing the mind to move through multiple boxes. That movement from box to box forces the mind to approach intellectual roadblocks from new angles, or to borrow tools from one discipline to solve problems in another.
…Chance favors the connected mind.
What do you think?