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Tag: Creativity

  • In praise of uncertainty

    In praise of uncertainty

    Research suggests we should embrace uncertainty and seek challenges wherever possible in order to improve mental capabilities and prevent cognitive decline. That does not fit with the zeitgeist: uncertainty makes nervous and anxious. Here's the plan.
  • More creative on cannabis?

    More creative on cannabis?

    Mikael Kowal | | 3
    Large anecdotal evidence suggests that creative people sometimes use cannabis to help overcome "blocks". Is it really true that cannabis makes you more creative?
  • Meditation makes you more creative!

    Meditation makes you more creative!

    Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking even if you are not a practitioner. Hence, it is not the amount of practice, but the state that mediation puts you in that makes you more creative.
  • Getting creative through food

    Getting creative through food

    Annelies de Haan | | 2
    We tend to think that ‘being creative’ is completely beyond our control, maybe even an inborn talent – you either are or aren’t a creative person. New research indicates that eating the right kinds of food can enhance our creative abilities.
  • Active bodies think more deeply

    Active bodies think more deeply

    Active bodies think more deeply. This is the outcome of a study by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato and her fellow researchers at Leiden University, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Cannabis use: doorway to creativity or to delusions?

    Cannabis use: doorway to creativity or to delusions?

    Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the world and it has been used for centuries. Many acclaimed artists from a variety of disciplines, maintain its usefulness in the enhancement of creativity. However, is there any truth in their claims?