From Sharp­Brains: “If the brain is expe­ri­encing highly phys­i­o­log­i­cally arousing emotions asso­ci­ated with stress, then our first instinct will be to stay away from excite­ment and seek comfort instead. Studies have shown that primates under stress, for example, will not pursue new terri­to­ries or mates. Under stress, humans also hang on to the familiar. Once the brain calms, however, it becomes prone to boredom. It will then begin to seek arousal in the form of dopamine, from the excite­ment pathway.” — Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Break­through Ideas? (Stan­ford Busi­ness) · Go to The link between brain, stress and creativity →