This is a Creative Brain Food Board that I served at one of my watercolor painting groups. The foods shown on the board are said to raise, increase or better utilize dopamine which in turn predicts, relates to or effects creativity. And it's a great, yummy, natural way to increase it. It's just another heartstring to support our creative heartbeats.
"At the broadest level, dopamine facilitates psychological plasticity.... Indeed, research shows that psychological plasticity is associated with high levels of idea generation, engagement with everyday creative activities and
publicly recognized creative achievement."
Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
Dopamine is a chemical (neurotransmitter) message sent between never cells (neurons),
dompamine message on nerve releaser to a dopamine message on nerve receptor with a gap (synapse) in the middle.
"It’s hardly a stretch to say that dopamine is the mother of invention."
-Scott Barry Kaufman Wired to Create (p. 87)
Food boards are a fun way to try different food combinations as well. Here are a few pairings that come from the Fruit & Cheese Please Board. Make a food board for your next creative get together.
Here's a list of the foods on the Fruit & Cheese Please Board.
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