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Want to boost creativity? Try playing Minecraft

July 10, 2019

The next time you need to get the creative juices flowing, playing some types of video games may…
Creativity is not just for the young, study finds

April 29, 2019

If you believe that great scientists are most creative when they’re young, you are missing part of the…
Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively

December 11, 2018

Creativity requires us to break away from more common and easily reached ideas but we know little about…
New Technologies no Guarantee of Creativity in Movies, Study Finds

January 29, 2018

While advances in animation techniques and other technologies relevant to filmmaking have substantially expanded the creative toolkit, new…
Mind-Wandering Associated with Creativity and Intelligence

October 25, 2017

Whenever we find ourselves without a specific task to focus on, a highly correlated network of brain regions…
Children should be encouraged to move their hands more – it boosts their creative thinking

December 31, 2016

Sometimes our thoughts do not want to come out of our head in a verbal form. It looks…
Mind-wandering and creative thinking are strongly linked together

November 5, 2016

Ever so often we catch our mind wandering away. For example, when we are sitting in a boring…
In a First, Researchers Measure IQ and Creativity at the Brain Level

July 21, 2016

While, perhaps, slightly overhyped (no, scientists can’t tell how smart you are based on a brain scan), the…
Robots Get Creative To Cut Through Clutter

May 23, 2016

Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new Carnegie Mellon University software is helping robots cope, whether…
Electrical brain stimulation enhances creativity, researchers say

April 21, 2016

Safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new study…
At the intersection of neuroscience and art

November 19, 2015

There is a neural orchestra inside your head. The music comes from tiny electrical signals produced by millions…
Music proves to be a real hit in dementia project

October 23, 2015

Creative activities, such as designing musical instruments, can improve the quality of life of people with dementia, according…
New app to help people with autism influence technological developments

October 5, 2015

A new mobile app has been launched which aims to tap into the creativity of people with autism…
Research examines relationship between autism and creativity

August 17, 2015

New research has found that people with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually…
Sarcasm Found to Boost Creativity, But Only When Exchanged Between People Who Know Each Other Well

July 29, 2015

While sarcasm – a type of wit that isn’t always easy to distinguish from contempt – has long…
Glancing at a grassy green roof significantly boosts concentration

May 25, 2015

A University of Melbourne study shows that glancing at a grassy green roof for only 40 seconds markedly…
Learning Artistic Skills Trumps Talent in Fostering Creative Thinking: Study

February 12, 2015

An international team of researchers recently drove yet another proverbial nail in the coffin of the all-pervasive myth…
New book urges creative theorizing

October 30, 2014

A new book, “The Art of Social Theory,” written by Richard Swedberg, professor of sociology in the College…
Body language tied to creativity, learning

July 28, 2014

The ability to quickly scan another person’s body language or expression to get a quick read on what…
An inspired blend of music, dance and technology

June 17, 2014

A flickering light reveals, first a body then a face, peering out of a sea of shimmering bubbles.…
Creativity and innovation need to talk more, study says

April 10, 2014

Creativity and innovation are not sufficiently integrated in either the business world or academic research, according to a…
Large-scale study confirms link between creativity and mental illness

October 16, 2012

Probably many of us have heard a saying that sometimes creativity and insanity are not very far from…
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