Creativity linked to more integration in the brain

3 years ago

A new study that's been published in "Creativity Research Journal" (did you know there was such a thing?) indicates that creativity may depend on just how linked your brain is.

The scientists who did the study refer to this integration as "mind-brain development" and say that people who have more integration are alert, curious in learning and "disposed to see the whole picture." They also say they're unselfish, emotionally stable and "think in wide circles."

The lead researcher, Dr. Travis, developed a Brain Integration Scale that uses EEGs to see how integrated the brain is. Then he looked at product-development engineers in Sweden (this is a group they expect to have a lot of creativity.) Dr. Travis used the standaradized Torrace measures to assess their creativity and found them to be in the 70th-90th percentile. Then they used the brain integration scale and found a strong correlation between their creativity and brain integration.

So my question is, since women tend to have more integration between the two brain hemispheres (as opposed to men, who have more integration within each hemisphere), are women more creative?

Here's what I read:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/277806.php

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