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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

Why Not Let Your Mind Wander? TEDx Talk

Rosanne Bane at TEDx Mahtomedi 2015What do you think? Did I and my fellow presenters nail our TEDx Talks? Find all ten presentations on TEDx Mahtomedi’s website and let me know which are your favorites.

My mission was to explain why letting your mind wander free-range without agenda or distractions is essential to creativity, how the proliferation of ever-present electronic devices endangers daydreaming, and why you really should do nothing about it.

Did I achieve that?

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4 Comments on “Why Not Let Your Mind Wander? TEDx Talk”

  1. Fay June 3, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

    Excellent presentation on a very interesting topic. Great job. Did you find any information about listening to music while you “do nothing”?


    • rosannebane June 3, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

      Thanks Fay! Listening to music does wonderful things for the brain. Music helps the brain make new connections between different parts of the brain, which enhances the benefit of mind-wandering.


  2. Marion Stella Wittenbreer June 3, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    I am a dedicated mind journeyer so the technical stuff is sometimes not all that interesting to me. I like the way you wove the hard science and the softer encouragement to allow oneself to be more comfortable with one’s own head trips in a way that is completely engaging and based in fact. Well Done; Well Nailed.


    • rosannebane June 3, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

      Thanks Marion! Weaving science and encouragement in an engaging way is exactly what I aim to do.


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