Collaborative Innovation: What Turns It Off And What Turns It On

Collaborative Innovation: What Turns It Off And What Turns It On

These various brain regions project neurons out into midbrain and cortex to stimulate activity by changing the neurobiochemical milieu. I propose that these brain regions in the upper brainstem and lower midbrain are collectively the functional structures of curiosity. As a precursor to ongoing research, it is useful to create a collective name, as has been done with the areas such as the limbic and basal ganglia. I suggest the nuntius nuclei (Hill & Rossi, 2017). Nuntius is Latin for messenger or announcer, which seems fitting for the nuclei and brain regions that produce neurotransmitters that are messengers of the brain.


I suggest that an orientation of curiosity creates changes on many levels including the neurobiology. I further suggest that CFMP practiced in daily life, as a lifestyle, can create a state of mind and brain that is open for learning on many levels and which can be beneficial for all people. Such speculation requires research and verification, but I believe there is enough evidence available now to make these propositions. If we prime our mental state with a sense of interest and wonder; seek out something that is beneath the obvious and superficially apparent; and finally look to create something new, meaningful and self-relevant, we can have a positive effect on personal growth and group interaction and cohesion.

This creates the necessary circumstances for people to freely and comfortably engage in natural social practices. Most importantly, it enables people to engage in their natural inclination to be collaborative and innovative, as human beings have done for millennia, enabling them to be one of the most successful species on the planet.


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Richard HillRichard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc, is a practicing psychotherapist/counsellor, author, educator, and professional supervisor. He is acknowledged internationally as an expert in human dynamics, communications, the brain and the mind. He speaks on the topicss of neuroscience, psychosocial genomics, and the impact of curiosity on brain, behavior and well being. His recent book is with Ernest Rossi, PhD, The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands, which describes a Client-Responsive Approach to therapy. He is Past-President of the Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS); Patron of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists; and Managing Editor of The Science of Psychotherapy monthly magazine. He holds Masters degrees in Arts; Education; and Mind and Brain Sciences. His other books include, Choose Hope and How the ‘real world’ Is Driving Us Crazy!

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