That’s because driving a car is a wonderful catalyst for creative thinking. So says Dr. Shelley Carson, a researcher and lecturer at Harvard University and the author of Your Creative Brain. As soon as you get on the open road, she says, you switch to an automatic state that tunes out the conscious part of the brain so the imagination network can take over. Time to let the mind do some wandering. With insights, bright ideas and flashes of inspiration as the stimulating and exhilarating result. Loosely inspired by Paul Klee, we recognize a line as a dot that went for a drive. With us behind the wheel.
With our imagination inspired, and butterflies in the stomach.
And if it hasn’t happened already, spring is also when our secret (or not so secret) love of the automobile can blossom into a real amour fou.