A women's menstrual cycle can affect more than just the way she feels physically and emotionally. The hormone changes might also influence creativity, with research suggesting the phases before and during ovulation can spur creativity—in both women and the men around them.
File this under ideas that are so good they make the rest of us regular job applicants look bad: a hopeful ad agency intern has figured out a way to stand out from the pack of other applicants for the job she covets by making a miniature Lego version of herself.
A recent paper out of the Erasmus School of Economics in the Netherlands explored the lives of artists to estimate the average time most people reach their creative peaks. By collecting data from 221 famous painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, the paper's author — economist P.H. Franses — found that artists on…
Is anyone shocked by new research which shows that people in creative professions are treated more often for mental illness than the general population?
A new study shows that creative people are also kinda shifty — given the opportunity, they're more likely to cheat on a test.
A new study shows that current emphasis placed on memorization and test taking is Leaving The Children Behind on the creative front. Yes, kids today are duller and less creative than ever.*
A new study shows that while highly creative people may be more open-minded than regular joes, they also tend to be more arrogant.
According to researchers, American children are getting smarter, but they are also getting less creative. Is there anything we can do about this crisis of creativity?
Researchers have found that a key brain system is similar in creative, mentally healthy people and people with schizophrenia, bolstering the notion that the factors that contribute to mental illness may also confer benefits.
Here's some news that may leave you emotionally conflicted and intellectually uncertain: several studies have found a link between creativity and bipolar disorder. According to CNN, a study by Stanford psychologist Terrence Ketter showed bipolar patients scoring up to 50 percent higher on "creativity tests" than a…
I have never been an exceedingly happy person. For those people who (offline) found me chipper or perky, well, I'm sorry, but I was probably faking it. On the other hand, I've studied two instruments, 3 languages, 5 or 6 different types of dance and I left a promising mainstream job to write for a living. The times in…