Category Archives: Creativity

Coloring Reduces Stress and Boosts Creativity

According to researchers, picking up a coloring pencil and book could be beneficial for your mental health. A new study reveals coloring can help to improve mood, reduce stress and boost creativity. Taking up colouring can help reduce stress and improve … Continue reading

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Creative Cognition and Brain Network Dynamics.

Creative thinking is central to the arts, sciences, and everyday life. How does the brain produce creative thought? A series of recently published papers have begun to provide insight into this question, reporting a strikingly similar pattern of brain activity and connectivity across … Continue reading

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Il cervello e la creatività: le basi neurali e molecolari del processo creativo

E’ difficile trovare le aree cerebrali della creatività: essa non è unica, è complementarietà tra emozione e riflessione, pensiero divergente e convergente. Quando gli esseri umani sono impegnati con qualsiasi tipo di processo creativo, un gran numero di regioni del … Continue reading

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Creativity in the Brain

What is creativity and can we actually study its underpinnings in the brain? It’s no simple challenge but doing so may yield key insights into what makes us human. Creativity is generally understood as the generation of novel and useful … Continue reading

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Creative People Have Better Connected Brains

A new study reports highly creative people appear to have more connections between their brain hemispheres.  Highly creative people have significantly more nerve connections between the right and left hemispheres. Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Creativity of Your Genes

The code that makes cells is more complex than it once seemed. The millimeter-long roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has about 20,000 genes—and so do you. Of course, only the human in this comparison is capable of creating either a circulatory system … Continue reading

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REM, not Incubation, improves Creativity by priming Associative Networks

The hypothesized role of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is rich in dreams, in the formation of new associations, has remained anecdotal. We examined the role of REM on creative problem solving, with the Remote Associates Test (RAT). Using … Continue reading

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The Creative Mind is a Technicolor Contradiction

What is going on in our brains when we are in our creative mode? Besides being in a flow state, what parts of the brain are we calling on to help us imagine and create? There are three major networks … Continue reading

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We Feel, Therefore We Learn: The Relevance of Affective and Social Neuroscience to Education

Recent advances in neuroscience are highlighting connections between emotion, social functioning, and decision making that have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the role of affect in education. In particular, the neurobiological evidence suggests that the aspects of cognition … Continue reading

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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity: A Critical Review

Cognitive neuroscience studies of creativity have appeared with increasing frequently in recent years. Yet to date, no comprehensive and critical review of these studies has yet been published. The first part of this article presents a quick overview of the … Continue reading

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