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Study Reveals that Brains of Creative People Have Unique Neural Network

Creative people do think differently but a study has proven that their brains are wired differently too. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research team tested a group of 160 volunteers whose brains were scanned with MRI while they tried to figure out creative uses of a set of objects given to them.

Most of the volunteers produced only a limited set of ideas and others (around 1 or 2) came up with a set of creative ideas leaving others wonder how they thought of them. The researchers wanted to figure out whether creativity in some people embarked different activation patterns than others brains. The results sure worked out the way researchers thought. Most creative volunteers had a different activity in 3 brain networks: the default mode network, the salience network and the executive control network. Normally, there is not much activity across their boundaries except in creative brains where they generate a host of interactions. The study also refutes the earlier myth about creativity imbibed in left or right brain. It is really just a whole brain endeavor. The study also does not tell us whether the creativity is something you are born with or it can be imbibed with certain daily practices. But, after the research, we did find out that creativity is complex and a lot of work needs to be done to dig deeper.

By: NehaMaheshwari


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