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Study Shows Creativity and Madness are the Same Genetic Disease

A study in Nature Neuroscience shows that creativity and madness may share the same genetic underpinnings. Continue reading

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Census Bureau Paper: Immigration Boosts Wages

Paper from US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies shows that diversity borne of immigration boosts wages and productivity in STEM fields. Continue reading

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Persistence and Flexibility: A Dual Path to Creativity

If you think broadly enough, you will inevitably happen upon good ideas even among the bad ones. If you think deeply enough, you will eventually dig through mundane ideas and into original ones below. Continue reading

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Study Shows We “Undervalue and Underutilize” Persistence in Creativity

“This research demonstrates that persistence is a critical determinant of creative performance and that people may undervalue and underutilize persistence in everyday creative problem solving,” write Northwestern researchers. Continue reading

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How to Test Creativity With a Single Word

When you see a chair, do you think “sit”? Yale research shows you’re more creative if you say “stand” — and how to bend your brain toward creative thought. Continue reading

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Personality and Brain Structure Work Together to Grow Creativity

What does creative thought look like in the brain? With the willing brains of creative people and tools like fMRI that can look inside these brains in real-time, you’d think it would an easy question to answer. The problem is, … Continue reading

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