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Here's How Study Breaks Boost Learning

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.24.2014 | Science

Students in school are rarely given opportunities to rest and reflect on the knowledge they've acquired, but a new study suggests that giving the mind...

The Real Link Between Creativity and Mental Illness

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The romantic notion that mental illness and creativity are linked is so prominent in the public consciousness that it is rarely challenged. So before I continue, let me nip this in the bud: Mental illness is neither necessary nor sufficient for creativity.

The REAL Neuroscience of Creativity

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.

Why Do We Blink So Much?

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 12.30.2012 | Science

Scientists have shown that the average person blinks 15-20 times per minute. That's up to 1,200 times per hour and a whopping 28,800 times in a day--m...

Social and Mechanical Reasoning Inhibit Each Other

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

It appears we may have at least two main modes of thought, one that focuses on social interactions and the mental states of others, and another that focuses on inanimate objects and the physical principles that make them work. Both modes of thought can't be engaged simultaneously.