A simple exercise of naming unrelated words and measuring the semantic distance between the words could serve as an objective measure of personal creativity, a new study reports.
Worrying and overthinking about possible adverse events that are not immediately present to us, or allowing our minds to wander, can lead to higher levels of creativity.
Cognitive flexibility, an ability to switch between different concepts, or adapt behavior to achieve goals in a novel or changing environment, is a key player in both learning and creativity.
Viewing art you find aesthetically pleasing can help boost your personal creativity, researchers report.
Using characters from "Game of Thrones", researchers investigated what happens in the brain when people immerse themselves in fiction. The study found the more people became immersed in a story, the more they "became" the fictional character while reading. This was reflected in activity changes in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with thinking about one's self.
Researchers investigate why boredom can be both good and bad for our mental health and behaviors.
Encouraging empathy helps to improve creativity in school-aged children, a new study reveals.
From inspiring creativity to promoting overall brain health, researchers say it's important to embrace boredom from time to time.
60% of authors say they can hear their characters' voices as they write. Some even say they could enter into a dialogue with their characters, and sometimes their characters 'talk back'. Researchers explore why this phenomenon occurs.
Mixing materials allow for more varied and nuanced expressions of artistic creativity in children.