Creativity News
May 20, 2019

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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 ... read more

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. ... read more

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 ... read more

Listening to Happy Music May Enhance Divergent Creativity

Listening to happy music may help generate more, innovative solutions compared to listening to silence, according to a ... read more
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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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

Seeking Feedback Not Always Sufficient for Stimulating Creativity

It is widely believed that seeking feedback from colleagues, managers, friends and family enhances employees’ creativity. But is this always the case? No, a positive effect depends on the work ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Uses Internet Searches to Help Create Mind Association Magic Trick

Scientists have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic ... read more

Intuitive, Extraverted and Spontaneous Women Are the Best Choice for Leading Creative People

According to a new study, creative people want a transformational leader, especially one who uses motivation and intellectual stimulation. Other dimensions of transformational leadership include ... read more

New Approach to Teaching Music Improvisation Enhances Creativity

New research looks at developing processes for musical improvisation that enhance ... read more

Scientists Improve People's Creativity Through Electrical Brain Stimulation

Scientists have found a way to improve creativity through brain stimulation, according to ... read more

Researchers Look to Boost Crowdsourced Brainstorming

The very nature of crowdsourcing means that ideators can be overwhelmed by the number of ideas generated, rather than inspired by them. In an effort to enhance idea generation within the crowd ... read more

Too Much Structured Knowledge Hurts Creativity, Shows Study

Structure organizes human activities and help us understand the world with less effort, but it can be the killer of creativity, concludes a new ... read more

What Is Innovation, and How Can We Awaken Its Dormant Traits and Cultivate Them?

While education may not be able to create innovative traits in individuals, education may improve the ability of individuals to utilize the traits they already possess. To that end, the authors begin ... read more

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains

Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the "right-brain" myth -- a new study suggests ... read more

Creative People Sleep More, Later, and Less Well

The study compared art students and social science students, and found that art student sleep more hours, but reported more sleep disturbance and daytime ... read more

Can Big Data Yield Big Ideas? Blend Novel and Familiar, New Study Finds

Struggling to get your creative juices flowing for a new idea or project? A new study sheds light on the secret sauce to developing creative ideas, and it all comes down to word ... read more

Gesturing Can Boost Children's Creative Thinking

Encouraging children to use gestures as they think can help them come up with more creative ideas, according to new ... read more

Can Creativity Beat Death? New Study Suggests Creatives Worry Less About Dying

Creative people, such as newly-announced Nobel Prize for Literature winner Bob Dylan, are often thought to be motivated by the desire to leave an enduring cultural legacy. Through their creative ... read more

Creative Activities Promote Day-to-Day Wellbeing

Everyday creative activity may lead to an "upward spiral" of increased wellbeing and creativity in young adults, new research suggests. In their study, researchers asked 658 university ... read more

Curiosity Can Predict Employees' Ability to Creatively Solve Problems

Employers who are looking to hire creative problem-solvers should consider candidates with strong curiosity traits, and personality tests may be one way to tease out those traits in prospective ... read more

Creative Staff Lead to Satisfied Customers, Says Study

Organizations in the service sector that have more creative employees enjoy higher levels of customer satisfaction, according to new ... read more

Computer Experts Identify Fourteen Themes of Creativity

The elusive and complex components of creativity have been identified by computer ... read more

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