Toddlers play more creatively when they have fewer toys at their disposal.
It’s been scientifically proven that alcohol increases creativity. It reduces the executive function, while boosting imagination and inner consciousness as shown by increased activity in the superior temporal gyrus, an area of the brain directly above the ear.
The Friars is a pub in the small town of Bridgnor, UK. Recently, it became widely known, thanks to a designer’s creativity. Presumably, the owner of the pub, asked Dave, to create a poster for the “Music Night”. The poster supposed to have an announcement of the event and the list of music bands performing in the pub. The designer Dave was so lazy, that he just took a screenshot of the conversation and designed it as an advertising poster.
Research shows you’re more likely to have a creative epiphany when you’re doing something monotonous, like fishing, exercising, or showering.
Sarcasm is not only possibly indicative of one’s cognitive ability, capacity for abstract thought, and increased creativity, but it also increases creativity in the recipients of the sarcastic remarks.
In 2014, a Stanford study found that walking boosts creative inspiration. The study examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person’s creative output increased on average 60% when walking – regardless of how they walked (eg, outside or on a treadmill).
When our brains are tired, they are capable of thinking more creatively than when they are not tired.
Creativity has been linked to depression, anxiety, and “madness”, with writers being 121% more likely to suffer from bipolar depression than the general population and 50% more likely to kill themselves.
Creativity and mental illness are chemical cousins.
Students with the highest GPAs score lowest on measures of creativity and independence, and highest on measures of punctuality, delay of gratification, predictability and dependability.