By Joanna Klein

Louis Pasteur’s contributions to science have improved lives for generations; he gave us a process to kill microbes in milk and wine, vaccines for rabies and anthrax, a new germ theory that changed the way we think about diseases like cholera, and so much more. So what made a genius like Pasteur tick? Researchers believe that quintessential qualities of Pasteur’s thinking might have been influenced by his experiences with art.

“…without his early creative explorations, he may not have made one of his most monumental, but least talked about, discoveries in science, one with far-reaching implications.”

How has art changed the way you think about something? Tell us what you learned.

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