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Creativity News
September 29, 2020

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Where in the Brain Does Creativity Come From? Evidence from Jazz Musicians

A new brain-imaging study has studied the brain activity of jazz guitarists during improvisation to show that creativity is, in fact, driven primarily by the right hemisphere in musicians who are ...

Want to Boost Creativity? Try Playing Minecraft

Video games that foster creative freedom can increase creativity under certain conditions, according to new research. The experimental study compared the effect of playing Minecraft, with or without ...

Brainwaves Suppress Obvious Ideas to Help Us Think More Creatively

The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists. These obvious associations are present in both convergent thinking (finding an ...

The Creative Brain Is Wired Differently

Scientists studying brain scans of people who were asked to come up with inventive uses for everyday objects found a specific pattern of connectivity that correlated with the most creative responses. ...
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The Songwriter Is Creative -- The Singer, Not So Much

Country music songwriters must perform a careful dance when they work with famous singers who may be less talented at writing songs but bring the needed star power to attract fans -- and, ...

As an Act of Self-Disclosure, Workplace Creativity Can Be Risky Business

It's increasingly common for managers to instruct employees to 'be creative' during brainstorming sessions. But according to a new article, being creative in the workplace is ...

Sister, Neighbor, Friend: Thinking About Multiple Roles Boosts Kids' Performance

A typical child plays many roles, such as friend, neighbor, son or daughter. Simply reminding children of that fact can lead to better problem-solving and more flexible thinking, finds new research. ...

The Power of Empathy in Product Development

What kind of potato chip would you create, and what would you name it, if you wanted to sell the product exclusively to pregnant ...

Creativity: A Question of Impulsiveness

How can employees' working time be organized so as to enable them to perform in the best possible way when completing both creative and routine tasks? Economists investigated this question and ...

Creativity Is Not Just for the Young, Study Finds

If you believe that great scientists are most creative when they're young, you are missing part of the story. A new study of winners of the Nobel Prize in economics finds that there are two ...

Can Tiny Doses of Magic Mushrooms Unlock Creativity?

The use of minute doses of magic mushrooms and truffles containing psychedelic substances could induce a state of unconstrained thought that may produce more new, creative ideas. ...

Use of Electrical Brain Stimulation to Foster Creativity Has Sweeping Implications

Researchers address neuro-ethical concerns associated with the increasing use of transcranial electrical stimulation ...

'Marriage Diversity' a Must-Have for Rock Bands to Businesses

The rock n' roll lore says that once a bandmate gets married, the party's over for the group. But recent research says that the blended mix of married and unmarried bandmates improves ...

The Magic of Movies Not Tied to Using Latest Technology According to New Research

In the nearly 60 years between the 1939 release of Hollywood's first animated movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and modern hits like Toy Story, Shrek and more, advances in animation ...

Coloring Books Make You Feel Better, but Real Art Therapy Much More Potent

Many adult coloring books claim to be art therapy and can reduce negative feelings, but art therapists are significantly more impactful, a new study ...

Brain Region That Motivates Behavior Change Discovered

Ever been stuck in a rut? Researchers found that stimulating a region of the brain called the posterior cingulate cortex can lead to changes in routine behavior. Neurons there ramp up their firing ...

Study Shows Untapped Creativity in Workforce

With the U.S. economy less reliant on manufacturing, creativity and innovation are of increasing value. Arts graduates, and others who have developed and honed their creative skills, can be critical ...

To Kickstart Creativity, Offer Money, Not Plaudits, Study Finds

The best way to reward creativity is not with social-recognition awards such as plaques or other plaudits. According to new research, it's all about the ...