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'Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!'
Psychologists and others describe a quality of awareness with optimal functioning, where time slows or stops and we can be most creative.
The basics of optimism and color theory, with a nod to neuroscience.
On making out the shape of our society through its gods of good and evil.
Exploring the intricate landscapes of neuroanatomy has inspired a number of scientists to create visual art.
Every habit-forming activity follows the same behavioral and neurological patterns, says New York Times business writer Charles Duhigg.
How true is the idea of the right hemisphere being the creative one? A number of neuroscientists encourage an integration of thinking, using both sides.
On grit, the art of storytelling, and bridging the gap between good taste and great work.
The false division of the self, or what's wrong with using physics to assess human behavior.
Creative thinking and expression involves many skills and cognitive abilities, which can be enhanced by all sorts of experiences, even video games.
Tips to fuel creativity and invention--geared to your brain type.
Part gymnastics, part parkour, wall trampoline is a nascent sport with few participants, but its proponents have big plans for it.
What Dostoevsky has to do with the hunchback of Notre Dame, Muhammad Ali, and dandelions.
As creative people, we can experience self-critical thoughts and insecurity based on myths we have picked up about creative genius or being an artist.
In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck?
What T.S. Eliot has to do with genetics and the optimal investment theory for your intellectual life.
How to glean secular models for engagement and inspiration from religious rituals.
What Iraqi kebob vendors have to do with your New Year's resolutions.
Research indicates that creative people tend to daydream more, and are more able to harness the continuity between nightdreaming and daydreaming.
Why prestige is the enemy of passion, or how to master the balance of setting boundaries and making friends.
Two recent articles by Jonah Lehrer and Susan Cain argue that brainstorming doesn't make people more creative. So how might we remake the brainstorming process, given what science tells us?