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BY ROGER E. BEATY, Ph.D. ILLUSTRATION BY JEAN-FRANCOIS PODEVIN O ur author’s Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity Lab at Penn State uses brain imaging and behavioral experi- ments to examine how creative thinking works in different contexts and domains, from the arts to the sciences to everyday life. His article examines the part of the brain that directs creative thought and asks the million-dollar question: Can creativity be enhanced?
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