Scientific Research on Creativity

Support for the importance of the right hemisphere in creative thinking.

Is creativity primarily a function of the right brain? A recent meta-analytic study confirms the importance of activation of the right hemisphere in creative tasks. The research, conducted by a team of European scientists in Germany and the Netherlands, examined … Continue reading

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A gene variation related to psychosis is found in high creative achievers.

Researchers from Hungary found that study participants with a variant of a gene that has previously been associated with risk for psychosis (the T/T polymorphism of the neuregulin 1 gene) scored higher on two measures of creativity than participants who … Continue reading

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Researchers find that “white matter” structural integrity in the brain is associated with creativity.

One of the most widely accepted theories about creativity, described back  in 1962 by Sarnoff Mednick, is that creativity is the result of connecting random bits of information to form new and original ideas. Generally speaking, the more remote the … Continue reading

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