Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Brain and Flow, 2

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is generally credited with recognizing and naming the psychological concept of flow: a highly focused mental state; the creative moment when a person is completely involved in an activity for its own sake. In a TED talk (2004) he referred to flow as being the secret of happiness. Some have described him as having contributed pioneering work to our understanding of happiness, creativity, human fulfillment and the notion of "flow" — a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities such as art, play and work. He has stated that creativity is a central source of meaning in one’s life and has devoted his life to studying what makes people truly happy: "When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life."

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