By Ian Sample

People reach a creative state in many different ways, from placing themselves in new environments to prompting conflict or pushing up against deadlines. Creativity can be sparked in various ways, but scientists have found that the kind of brain activity that leads to thinking outside of the box might be measurable. What if we could teach creativity, or predict who the next Einstein might be?

“Every artist has their own way of generating original ideas, but what is happening inside the brain might not be so individual,” says Ian Sample. “In new research, scientists report signature patterns of neural activity that mark out those who are most creative.”

How do you push yourself to think more creatively?

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