Are you easily distracted by the tapping of your co-workers pencil, by your family member talking loudly on the phone, or by a barking dog?
Researchers have been investigating the differences between people with different levels of distractibility, or levels of ” sensory gating”. Turns out people with low sensory gating or “leaky filters” are correlated with higher levels of real world creative achievement.
One of the components of a dyslexic processing style, is a lower sensory gate. This lower sensory gate can be your biggest ally or enemy; learn to work *with* your processing style, and not against it, by picking quiet work environments to do tasks that require more concentration.
In this excerpt I talk with creativity researcher Darya Zabelina about her research.
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