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Can Creativity Be Learned?

Prevailing theories on creativity focus on methodology, or amount of practice. But new studies suggest artistic talent may be more hard-wired than we thought.<p>At 2 a.m. on June 16, 1816, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin awoke with a fright.<p>Mary was 18 years old and spending her summer at the Villa Diodati …

The Hidden Brain: How Ocean Currents Explain Our Unconscious Social Biases

Biases often work in surreptitious ways — they sneak in through the backdoor of our conscience, our good-personhood, and our highest rational convictions, and lodge themselves between us and the world, between our imperfect humanity and our aspirational selves, between who we believe we are and how …

5 Things Magicians Knew Before Scientists Did

Magicians are in the business of testing the limits and nature of human perception. It's no surprise, then, that today's cognitive scientists are …

How to Learn Anything Better By Tweaking Your Mindset - PsyBlog

New study finds that changing your mindset during learning directly impacts what you recall.<p>People recall more and learn better when they expect to …

James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society

<i>“The sole purpose of human existence,”</i> Carl Jung wrote in his reflections of life and death in 1957, <i>“is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”</i> Five years later, in one of his least well-known but most enchanting works, the great novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and cultural critic</b> …

Why You Should Doodle More

Doodling, long frowned upon as a symptom of boredom or inattention, may be a more productive use of your time than previously contended. Recent scientific research indicates that seemingly absent-minded tracings can help the brain process and retain information and solve problems.<p>According to the</i> …