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28

Apr

Walking may be the first step to creative thinkingFrom composers to writers to students, a quick stroll around the block can get the creative juices flowing.

Walking may be the first step to creative thinking
From composers to writers to students, a quick stroll around the block can get the creative juices flowing.

17

Sep

Human creativity found in the brainUnderstanding imagination reveals what makes humans unique, though scientists could apply these findings to developing artificially intelligent devices.

Human creativity found in the brain
Understanding imagination reveals what makes humans unique, though scientists could apply these findings to developing artificially intelligent devices.

06

Jul

Coffitivity: Change the way you work foreverA coffee shop has the perfect amount of background noise for creative work tasks and Coffitivity brings the coffee shop to you.

Coffitivity: Change the way you work forever
A coffee shop has the perfect amount of background noise for creative work tasks and Coffitivity brings the coffee shop to you.

12

Jan


 Racist thinkers are less creative, says study 



New study finds that people who make racial stereotypes aren’t very creative, suggesting that racist attitudes are close-minded in more ways than one.
New study finds that people who make racial stereotypes aren’t very creative, suggesting that racist attitudes are close-minded in more ways than one.

10

Jan


 LED bricks light up girls’ creativity 



The LED Lite Brix can be used with similar building bricks, such as Legos, which means parents can add to their kids’ collections rather than replacing them.
The LED Lite Brix can be used with similar building bricks, such as Legos, which means parents can add to their kids’ collections rather than replacing them.

21

Dec


 Getting back to nature inspires creativity, new study shows 



Four days in nature (and away from electronics) improves creativity by 50%, according to researchers.
Four days in nature (and away from electronics) improves creativity by 50%, according to researchers.

17

Oct

Creativity linked to mental illnessCertain mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, are more common among artists and scientists.

Creativity linked to mental illness
Certain mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, are more common among artists and scientists.

04

Jun

Why genius and madness are connectedAs people with bipolar disorder come out of their depressions, the frontal lobe fires up, spurring on a burst of creativity.

Why genius and madness are connected
As people with bipolar disorder come out of their depressions, the frontal lobe fires up, spurring on a burst of creativity.

30

May

Nature inspires more creative mindsThe more you get away from the stresses of daily life and the more time you spend outdoors, the greater your level of creativity. That’s the conclusion from a new study that found a team of backpackers were 50 percent more creative after they had spent four days on the trail.

Nature inspires more creative minds
The more you get away from the stresses of daily life and the more time you spend outdoors, the greater your level of creativity. That’s the conclusion from a new study that found a team of backpackers were 50 percent more creative after they had spent four days on the trail.

26

Mar

In a new book, science journalist Jonah Lehrer shatters the myth of muses, higher powers and even creative ‘types.’ He argues that creativity is not a gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of thought processes that we can all learn. Check out his 5 creativity tips.

In a new book, science journalist Jonah Lehrer shatters the myth of muses, higher powers and even creative ‘types.’ He argues that creativity is not a gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of thought processes that we can all learn. Check out his 5 creativity tips.