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By OSU Ross Center for Brain Health and Performance on July 10, 2019 in The Social Brain
Is keeping it unreal the future of technology and even patient care? An expert lays out what's to come.
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on July 10, 2019 in Boundless
Navigating the tension between process and product is a key aspect of the creative life.
By Cami Rosso on July 10, 2019 in The Future Brain
Alphabet Inc.’s DeepMind has introduced BigBiGAN, empowering machines with a de facto form of artificial imagination and creativity.
By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on July 08, 2019 in In One Lifespan
When temporary teams are working on non-routine tasks and when different team members have complementary knowledge, low team trust may prompt better team performance.
By Meghan Meyer Ph.D. on July 02, 2019 in Others In Mind
How do highly creative people stretch their imaginations? Some answers from psychology and neuroscience.
By Michael G. Pipich MS, LMFT on June 28, 2019 in Owning Bipolar
People with bipolar fear losing creativity, so they often avoid treatment. Here’s how therapy can save them and their creative abilities.
By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on June 27, 2019 in Tracking Wonder
10,000 hours of practice doesn't ensure success. Studies indicate that generalists tend to be more creative, perceptive, and better at problem-solving than specialists.
By Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on June 13, 2019 in Our Innovating Minds
Are you a victim of precrastination? A creative response often takes time!
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on June 07, 2019 in Life, Refracted
Play offers rich personal and social benefits. Embracing whimsy, ambiguity, transformation, and diversity helps—as can several specific rewards.
By Sara Konrath Ph.D. on June 06, 2019 in The Empathy Gap
Art can help people to see their differences in the context of our common human experiences.
By Stevan Weine, M.D. on May 23, 2019 in Cafes Around the World
How can you learn more about the world and yourself when you travel? Learning how to get lost may be the key.
By Theo Tsaousides Ph.D. on May 22, 2019 in Smashing the Brainblocks
What are the 3 skills that will make us irreplaceable?
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on May 16, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Research deepens our understanding of who dreams and why.
By Jason Tougaw on May 15, 2019 in The Elusive Brain
"I've always been obsessed with the brain, the evanescence of memory . . . how memory forges what we are but also in some ways limits what we are."
By Shelley H Carson Ph.D. on May 12, 2019 in Life as Art
Motherhood may delay some Big C creative accomplishments for creative females, but the the overall creativity that mothers provide is powerfully beneficial to society.
By Linda Wasmer Andrews on May 08, 2019 in Minding the Body
Changing up your activity level may trigger more creative thinking, research shows. Here’s what to do.
By Albert Rothenberg, M.D. on May 06, 2019 in Creative Explorations
This is the story of Dr. Phillipe Pinel, who struck the chains and shackles from hospitalized psychiatric patients and was the father of modern psychiatry. Part 4.
By Albert Rothenberg, M.D. on April 28, 2019 in Creative Explorations
A work of historical fiction about French psychiatrist Phillipe Pinel, who struck the chains from the hospitalized mentally ill and introduced psychotherapy. Part 1.
By Nancy K. Napier Ph.D. on April 22, 2019 in Creativity Without Borders
We often assume that to continue a group, we save the youngest and newest. A new study suggests that might not be the best option.
By Cody Kommers on April 15, 2019 in A Friendly Interest
What do we know about the limits of our own motivation?
By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on April 13, 2019 in The Fallible Mind
Leave that messy desk alone! There is a cost to a too–neat environment. Decluttering gurus think we can easily decide what to hang onto and what to discard. But we can’t.
By Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on April 07, 2019 in Our Innovating Minds
Where do flexibly new creative options come from?
By Rebecca S. Heiss Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Psych-illogical
ADHD conferred benefits to our ancestors and likely still does today.
By Vivian Wagner Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in The Creative Life
Want to learn how to collaborate with others? Try an improv class.
By Shauna H Springer Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in Free-Range Psychology
Developing and deploying a tactical analysis of the war on hopelessness has profoundly shifted my work with veterans and first responders.
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