Creativity News
January 29, 2020

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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 ... read more

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
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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, ... read more

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 ... read more

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. ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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

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 ... 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

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

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

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