The Association Between Creativity And Open-Mindedness

The Association Between Creativity And Open-Mindedness
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A recent study points to the positive aspects of being distracted easily.

Naresh Kumar
  • 4 october 2010

ADD sufferers rejoice! No, scientists haven’t found a cure for it yet, but they have discovered that people who are distracted easily are probably more creative than those who are more attentive. In recent research by neuroscientists from Harvard and the University of Toronto, it was found that participants in the study who were considered creative achievers based on their accomplishments and performance in several tests were 7 times more likely to “suffer” from low latent inhibition (the capacity to ignore stimuli that seem irrelevant).

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