Sorry, Weed Probably Does Not Make You More Creative
Many cannabis users are convinced that the drug not only heightens their mood, but also their creativity. Creative luminaries also seem to endorse this idea. Steve Jobs said that marijuana and hashish would make him
Myth: The Lightbulb Moment, Innovation’s Most Misleading Meme
Edward Wasserman explores the origin of the famous “lightbulb moment,” how the popular cliché originated, and what can be learned from it.
Psychedelic Research Reborn: Opening the Doors of Creativity and Social Connection
A resurgence of research into psychedelics has renewed interest in their potential impact on creativity and social connectedness.
Charging up the Creative Battery
Transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) can be used to help bolster areas of the brain associated with creative thought. By learning about the neural patterns of creative thought, scientists are exploring how to steer them in new directions.
If You’d Love to Create Something, Let It Go
Artists are haunted by the specter of creative burnout, but research suggests that the best way to overcome barriers to creativity may be to accept them as part of the process.
Children, Creativity, and the Real Key to Intelligence
APS President Alison Gopnik writes that the contrast between the reasoning of creative 4-year-olds and predictable artificial intelligence may be a key to understanding how human intelligence works.