Manish Saggar, Stanford Interdisciplinary Brain Center showcases the research he’s working on. Creativity is one of the most valuable human attributes, as well as one of the hardest to measure. Tying it to activity in particular brain structures in a living, thinking human brain is a brain teaser in itself. The cerebellum, a structure some people have called “the brain’s tennis shoes,” is a real player in creativity – and creative solutions come faster and more furiously when the “smart centers” that handle the brain’s executive and managerial functions keep their mouths shut. When you want to solve a problem demanding creativity, wear your baggy clothing, have a beer, stare into space and daydream. The “aha!” moment comes when you least expect it.