Creative thought is something we often aspire to. Whether it’s business innovations, scientific discoveries, or in the arts, creative accomplishments drive advancement in much of what we do. But what sorts of things enhance creativity?
A popular belief is that altered cognitive processing, whether from sleep, insanity, or alcohol use, sparks creativity among artists, composers, writers, and problem-solvers. Perhaps due to the fact that the rarity of great accomplishments make them hard to study, however, little research has actually shown how creative processes change when people, for example, have a few drinks.