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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A Slow Mind May Nurture More Creative Ideas
White matter writ large (Image: UCLA Lab of Neuro Imaging)
From New Scientist:
AS FAR as the internet or phone networks go, bad connections are bad news. Not so in the brain, where slower connections may make people more creative.
Rex Jung at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and his colleagues had found that creativity correlates with low levels of the chemical N-acetylaspartate, which is found in neurons and seems to promote neural health and metabolism.