Creativity linked to mental illness
Certain mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder, are more common among artists and scientists.
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.
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.
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.
Men who drink moderate amounts of vodka become more creative
Getting a buzz can increase a man’s wittiness and give him insights into tricky word-association problems, according to a new study.
New study finds ballet dancers least creative of dancers
Researchers caution that the study does not account for if certain types of people are drawn to certain dance styles.
Why are U.S. children become less creative?
Researchers argue that the emphasis on standardize testing takes away from nurturing creativity in children.