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"creativity"11 articles archived since 1845

Your Fertile Brain at Work

Scientists have mapped the innovative mind so that we can remake our own in its image

January 1, 2014 — Evangelia G. Chrysikou

The Serious Need for Play

Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed

January 1, 2014 — Melinda Wenner Moyer

Living in an Imaginary World

Daydreaming can help solve problems, trigger creativity, and inspire great works of art and science. When it becomes compulsive, however, the consequences can be dire

January 1, 2014 — Josie Glausiusz

Answers while You Sleep

When you dream, you enter an alternative state of consciousness—a time when true inspiration can strike

January 1, 2013 — Deirdre Barrett

Switching on Creativity

The extraordinary abilities of savants have inspired a brain-stimulation technique for enabling creative insight

January 1, 2014 — Allan W. Snyder, Sophie Ellwood and Richard P. Chi

Bigger Cities Do More with Less

New science reveals why cities become more creative and efficient as they grow

January 1, 2014 — Luís M. A. Bettencourt and Geoffrey B. West

Engines of Innovation

Most of humanity now lives in a metropolis. That simple fact helps to fuel our continued success as a species

January 1, 2014 — Edward Glaeser

Let Your Creativity Soar

In a discussion with Scientific American editor in chief Mariette DiChristina, three noted experts on creativity, each with a very different perspective and background, reveal powerful ways to unleash your creative self

January 1, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina, John Houtz, Julia Cameron and Robert Epstein

When High IQs Hang Out

“Genius” societies offer a social network for the top tier of test takers By Lena Groeger

January 1, 2014 — Lena Groeger

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