The importance of interconnectedness is reflected in the brain itself. In a creatively engaged mind there are higher levels of cortical activity… that is, more ideas generating heat both during moments of “inspiration” and in general. This is because patterns become more widely distributed and thus more connected and interactive. Inhibition also goes down, which means the voice in your mind that loves to shout the Physics of No speaks less often and less loudly. In case you were wondering some psychedelic drugs like those found in “magic mushrooms” have a similar effect on the brain.

—Beau Lotto, Deviate, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018