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Key To Creativity May Simply Be A 20-Minute Break + A Little Bit Of Incentive

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Apr 25, 2019 … AUSTIN, Texas — Have you ever racked your brain for the perfect idea, only to discover it later while doing something else? If so, you have experienced the power of a creativity break. But is there another tool to propel imagination? Can creativity be incentivized? Yes, according to the results of a new study. Researchers…

Study: Minds Of Jazz Musicians Unlock Answers To The Origins Of Creativity

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Apr 05, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — Neuroscientists have long wondered if there is a “creativity center” in the brain. The two hemispheres of the brain serve different functions, and the left brain/right brain theory says that people have a dominant side to their brain. Left-brained people are analytical and methodical in their thinking while right-brained people are artistic and…

Turn That Down! Listening To Music Disturbs Creativity, Study Finds

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Sep 19, 2019 … LANCASHIRE, England — From Mozart to Metallica, tons of people enjoy listening to various types of music while they paint, write, or draw. Many believe that music helps boost creativity, but an international study conducted by English and Swedish researchers is challenging that notion. Psychologists from Lancaster University, The University of Gävle, and The University of…

Study: Roller-Coaster Sleeping Habits Weaken Focus, Creativity

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Dec 06, 2017 … WACO, Texas — Think you can play games with your sleep cycles and win? Think again! Researchers at Baylor University suspected that students in studio-oriented majors might be sacrificing regular sleep for the sake of artistic insights in the night. Students in creative majors with multiple deadlines may believe that “sleep deprivation is almost a badge of…

Study: Being Alone Can Be Good For Your Mental Health, Sparks Creativity

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Nov 22, 2017 … BUFFALO — When it comes to seeking solitude, many people often blame mental health issues as an underlying cause. But a new study finds that being alone has its benefits too, particularly when it comes to people looking for a surge of creativity. Researchers at the University of Buffalo interviewed 295 privacy-valuing individuals who reported…

Listening To Music While Doing Work ‘Significantly Impairs’ Creativity, Study Finds

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Mar 08, 2019 … LANCASTER, England — Listening to your favorite band while chipping away at a presentation for work or your memoir may not lead to your best stuff. While it’s often thought that having background music on actually boosts creativity, a new study finds that it actually can do just the opposite. Researchers from the United Kingdom…

Study: Caffeine Is Great For Solving Problems, But Doesn’t Boost Creativity

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Mar 07, 2020 … FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Where would so many of us be without caffeine? Probably still in bed. A hot cup of joe is an essential for millions each morning, but besides being a breakfast pillar, many people turn to coffee or another form of caffeine at all hours of the night or day when they have something…

Study: Microdoses Of Psychedelic ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Enhance Creativity

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Oct 28, 2018 … LEIDEN, Netherlands — If you’re feeling creatively blocked, a small trip might be in store for you. A new study finds that minute measurements of psychedelic mushrooms may boost a person’s creativity without inducing the sometimes frightening hallucinations often encountered by people using the drug recreationally. A team of researchers from The Netherlands, Germany, and…

Night Vision: Our Best Ideas Come In Bed, Survey Finds

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Sep 10, 2019 … LONDON — A person’s bed is a sacred place. It’s where we start each day, and where we recharge each night. Perhaps, then, it’s no surprise that a new survey reveals that inspiration strikes most often in the bedroom. According to a survey of 2,000 British residents commissioned by Microsoft Surface, many of our best…

The Science Behind ‘Aha Moments’: Burst In Brain Activity Rewards Creative Insight, Study Finds

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Apr 23, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — “Eureka!” Archimedes shouted as he leaped out of his bathtub and ran through the streets of Syracuse naked. At least that’s how the story of Archimedes’ big “aha moment” regarding water-displacement goes. Scientists have long wondered what drives the creative processes that inspire discoveries and “aha moments.” A new study out of Drexel…

Too Far Out: Studies Touting Health Benefits From Microdosing Psychedelics Are ‘Patchy & Anecdotal,’ Scientists Warn

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Jul 31, 2019 … LONDON — The notion that mind-altering drugs, more specifically psychedelics such as LSD or magic mushrooms, have a positive impact on creativity, mood, and productivity has been around for centuries. A bit more recently the practice of “microdosing” psychedelics, or only taking very small, repeated doses in order to maintain a somewhat level head while also…

Bach For Business? Listening to Classical Music At Work Boosts Productivity, Study Finds

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Nov 21, 2019 … LONDON — The next time you’re struggling to finish up a task at work, throwing on some Bach or Beethoven may be a worth a try. That’s the main conclusion of an experiment on British workers that found listening to classical music at work can improve productivity by 15%. An initial survey of 2,000 U.K. employees…

Career Years: ‘Hot Streak’ Study Sheds Light On Peak Creative Performance

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Jan 03, 2019 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — There is usually one relatively short and distinct period in a creative professional’s life when they do their most important work. For example, the Annus mirabilis or “extraordinary year” papers by Albert Einstein were all published in 1905 and changed human understanding of the universe forever. The majority of Vincent Van Gogh’s…

Study Finds Daydreamers More Creative, Intelligent Than Others

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Oct 25, 2017 … ATLANTA — Daydreamers aren’t slackers: they’re just smarter and more creative than everyone else, a new study finds. Researchers at Georgia Tech thoroughly examined over 100 individuals, all of whom completed assessments measuring their cognitive ability and had their brain patterns measured by an MRI machine. The participants were asked to focus on a specific item…

Competitive pay could be the way to spark scientific innovation

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Oct 28, 2020 … SAN DIEGO — Business leaders in all industries agree innovative ideas are a strong force behind economic growth. There can be disagreement on what the best way to encourage innovation in the workplace however. A study finds the answer may be extremely obvious to some: money. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego say increasing…

How The Brain Reacts To Boredom Provides Key To Coping With Tedious Times

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May 26, 2020 … PULLMAN, Washington — Many people may be feeling bored more than usual after many weeks of coronavirus lockdown. It’s hard to find stimulating activities while day after day is spent cooped up at home. Researchers from Washington State University wanted to understand how the brain behaves when people are faced with boredom, and try to…

Mind Games: Most People Still Experience Psychedelic Trip After Taking Placebo

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Apr 08, 2020 … MONTREAL, Canada — Before psychedelic drug research was put to a halt in the 1960’s, research findings were fairly positive regarding the use of psychedelics as a treatment for depression, post traumatic stress disorder and other psychological disorders. In recent years there has been quite a resurgence in this research. That said, researchers often encounter…

Study: Kindness Is Most Important Quality In A Long-Term Partner

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Sep 23, 2019 … SWANSEA, Wales — What’s the number one quality you look for in a potential long-term romantic partner? According to a new international study of over 2,700 college students, the most important quality most people look for in a long-term partner is kindness. Other qualities, such as physical attractiveness or financial stability, were also ranked as important…

Kids & COVID-19: Children want to understand coronavirus better, learn how to stay safe

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Jul 25, 2020 … New research shows young children are very much aware that COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and they want to learn more about what they can do. Kids are finding various ways to cope with their anxiety, including playing games like ‘corona tag’ or creating virus-related songs. TURKU, Finland — COVID-19 continues to interrupt the…

Dancing With Your Grandparents Keeps Their Brains Healthy, May Help Prevent Dementia

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Jun 08, 2020 … HAIFA, Israel — Social distancing is keeping many senior citizens trapped inside this year. Sadly, the coronavirus quarantine prevents many people from seeing their older relatives in person for months. When that isolation ends, however, a new study says there’s one thing every grandchild should do — take grandma dancing! The study, published in Frontiers…

Playground Politics: Fun Children More Popular & Better Liked, Study Finds

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Apr 24, 2020 … BOCA RATON, Fla. — When it comes to playground and playdate power hierarchies, it’s the fun children who reign supreme. Being fun is serious business and a major indicator of adolescent popularity, according to a new study conducted at Florida Atlantic University. While it’s already been well established that popular, well-liked children are usually outgoing, assertive,…