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Inner Spark: Using Music to Study Creativity

A hearing specialist and sax player says that studying the brain during flights of improvisation may provide new understanding of creativity—as well as insight into the musical genius of John Coltrane

February 22, 2017 — Alicia Anstead

Predicting Artistic Brilliance

A “rage to master,” as observed in some precocious young artists, may help define extreme visual creativity

February 19, 2017 — Jennifer E. Drake and Ellen Winner

The Origins of Creativity

New evidence of ancient ingenuity forces scientists to reconsider when our ancestors started thinking outside the box

March 1, 2017 — Heather Pringle

Can I Learn to Think More Rationally?

Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and author of Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do, responds

February 17, 2017

Listen to Whistle Speak [Audio]

Before cell phones, rural peoples around the world communicated with elaborate languages constructed of whistles.  

February 1, 2017 — Gary Stix