Where in the Brain Does Creativity Come From? Evidence from Jazz Musicians

(Science Daily) According to a popular view, creativity is a product of the brain’s right hemisphere — innovative people are considered “right-brain thinkers” while “left-brain thinkers” are thought to be analytical and logical. Neuroscientists who are skeptical of this idea have argued that there is not enough evidence to support this idea and an ability as complex as human creativity must draw on vast swaths of both hemispheres. A new brain-imaging study out of Drexel University’s Creativity Research Lab sheds light on this controversy by studying the brain activity of jazz guitarists during improvisation.

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9 Hobbies as Alternative Methods to Boost Creativity and Health

(Sofia Adamson) Our bodies and minds require their own kind of pampering. Therefore, when we treat them carelessly and go through life without giving our lifestyle a second thought, we are bound to have frequent health scares and issues. This is why a lifestyle that embraces activities and hobbies that boost creativity, also promotes physical and psychological health. When we care about ourselves, and fill life with behaviors that bring us joy, our wellbeing benefits in many ways.

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How Creativity Creates Mindfulness, Happiness, and Peace

(Kathy Rausch) No human being lives without experiencing the duality of life. Good and bad. Love and hate. Life and death. Acceptance and rejection. Success and failure. Joy and jealousy. Compassion and judgment. So why do we spend so much time trying to pretend that it’s bad to experience all of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly?

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