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Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation by Debra Kaye

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1A Significant Change of Mind

You are never too old to become younger.

—MAE WEST

By Every Stretch of the Imagination

What we are learning now and what we will learn over the next decades about the brain will surpass our knowledge from the preceding 50,000 years or so. Brain research has moved beyond psychology and neurology and joined with biochemistry, physics, and computer science to create advances that enable us to know more about ourselves, and our brains, in ways that were unimaginable in the past.

You’re reading this book because you have an innovator’s heart—but, as you will learn, you also have (and can enhance) an innovator’s brain. Not so long ago, scientists believed that the number of brain cells was fixed, and that when one of them ...

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