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Creativity

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Apr'19

Study: Listening to Music ‘Significantly Impairs’ Creativity

The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect. Researchers suggest this may be because music disrupts verbal working memory.

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Jan'17

Gesturing Can Boost Children’s Creative Thinking

Encouraging children to use gestures as they think can help them come up with more creative ideas, according to research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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Nov'15

Exercises to Develop Your Child’s Creative Thinking

When we think of all the skills a child needs to learn to be able to succeed academically, we often think of reading, writing, concentration, maths and so on. However, one of the most important skills children need to develop is their creativity.

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11

Nov'15

Is Pretend Play Overrated for Child Development?

Welcome to the wonderful world of pretend play, where a cardboard tube is a telescope and the space under the dining room table is a cave. Pretend play, also called make-believe play and imaginary play, has been regarded as crucial to children’s healthy development. The benefits, apparently, are many.

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12

Aug'15

Do Legos Hamper Creativity?

Legos, the popular toy bricks, may be great for stimulating creativity in little kids. But when it comes to adults, things might be a little different. According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research, when adults are given a set of Legos to solve a well-defined problem, their creativity may suffer.

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Feb'09

Effect of Colours: Blue Boosts Creativity, Red Enhances Attention to Detail

Trying to improve your performance at work/school or write that novel? Maybe it’s time to consider the colour of your walls or your computer screen. Research shows that the colour red makes us more cautious and attentive to details, while blue makes us more creative and receptive to new ideas.

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