Enumerating the idea-generation process
One implication of the digital tracking of idea formulation in cloudminds is be a more detailed understanding of the process and structure of idea genesis more generally.
This knowledge could in turn be fed back into BCI cloudmind systems to stimulate, catalyze, and facilitate idea generation.
Existing research studies have tried to isolate the process of idea generation in affective phenomena in humans, for example those that precede the “Aha!” moment of creative inspiration.
Some examples include gamma wave bursts, feeling a sense of challenge and persistence, and engaging in collaborative improvisation.
Participant thought formulations might be recorded with a time-date stamp, including both linguistic and pre-lingual traces based on biophysical response and neural activity detected by BCIs and other quantified-self devices.
This can lead to a manipulable understanding of how idea formulation and problem solving function at the individual and group level.