Thanks for your thoughts on this Minniie. I need to explore Kandel's work on learning and memory more to grasp this newer model of how creativity might work.
"Eric Kandel won the Nobel Prize in 2000 for his work on ‘learning and memory’ — we now know that creative ideas come from elements first stored in memory that then combine in a new way. There is no left, there is no right. Creative ideas happen not in brainstorming meetings but when the mind is most relaxed..." (Duggan)
Some further reading that kinda relates here. http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/creativity-technique-relevant-today/