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Listening to happy music may enhance divergent creativity




Creativity is an important quality in our complex, fast-changing world, as it allows us to generate innovative solutions for a wide range of problems and come up with fresh ideas. The question of what facilitates creative cognition has long been studied, and while music has previously been shown to benefit cognition, little is known about how listening to music affects creative cognition specifically.

To investigate the effect of music on creative cognition, researchers had 155 participants complete questionnaires and split them into experimental groups. Each group listened to one of four different types of music that were categorized as calm, happy, sad, or anxious, depending on their emotional valence (positive, negative) and arousal (high, low), while one control group listened to silence. After the music started playing, participants performed various cognitive tasks that tested their divergent and convergent creative thinking. Participants who came up with the most original and useful solutions to a task scored higher in divergent creativity, while participants who came up with the single best possible solution to a task scored higher in convergent creativity.

The researchers found that listening to happy music, which they define as classical music that is positive valence and high in arousal, facilitates more divergent creative thinking compared to silence. The authors suggest that the variables involved in the happy music condition may enhance flexibility in thinking, so that additional solutions might be considered by the participant that may not have occurred to them as readily if they were performing the task in silence.


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Inside Google’s quest to reinvent chat with machine learning
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MuirMcNeil generates 8,000 unique covers for Eye magazine
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The role of AI in creative industries
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The story of Japanese photobooks, from 1912-1990
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The dying art of courtroom illustration
Detailed, illustrative drawings of courtrooms date back at least as far as the 17th century. Each often serves as a guide to the court standards and mores of the place and time in which it was made. And now the days of courtroom illustration may be numbered. “It’s a matter of time. I always thought it was.”

Five Mind bending experiments that show where creativity is headed next
Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery hosts a conference called Siggraph where artists, researchers, designers, and developers show off their work on computer graphics. Since the 1970s, the conference has offered an annual glimpse at the latest techniques and tools for creativity in the digital world. This year’s conference shows how rapidly creative technology is evolving today.

Steve Jobs systematically cultivated his creativity. You can too.
A company that fails to continuously innovate will quickly become obsolete. Creativity is essential for entrepreneurs to guard against disruption and maintain relevance. Here are three methods that Steve Jobs used to enhance his creativity that you can immediately implement to increase your problem solving abilities and innovative thinking.

Augmented reality graffiti will lead to advertising ambush wars
A new app, called Skrite, lets users write messages or post photos onto the sky. Anyone who has installed the app can then point their phone skyward to see what other users have left there. “The sky’s not the limit, in fact, it is a barrier that must be broken,” the company wrote in a press release.

The meaning of ‘creativity’ is lost in corporate culture
Creativity is a term thrown about the workplace all too often. It bounces off the walls, flying over the heads of employees, and often fizzles out in a corner, without always having made the desired impact. It’s no wonder then, many employees switch off as soon as they hear the word.

A flood of (bad) advertising is coming for your Snapchat—and that might be ok
Two minutes. That's all the time it takes to make a Snapchat ad with the company's new tool released this week. It used to take months, and for good reason. One of the beauties of advertising on Snapchat, since its debut in early 2015, has been a high bar for quality because the format—mobile, vertical, 10 seconds—was so new and the ad itself was so expensive.

Standards body unveils plan to crack down on sexist advertisements
Advertisements that perpetuate sexist stereotypes, from men bungling housework to girls being less academic than boys, will be banned under rules being proposed by the industry watchdog. The crackdown by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) will toughen rules on ads that are deemed to present activities as only appropriate for one gender or another, or that mock those who do not conform to stereotypical gender roles.

Research as Art
Research is the lifeblood of modern universities, but there are very few ways for those behind the academic output to show the real creativity and emotion that underpins it. The story of the research is lost – the many failures that led to the results, the often tortuous process, or the ecstatic highs of successes and the serendipitous path that changes the researcher’s career all fall by the wayside.

The photography market isn’t just about names
In a world awash with photos from 2bn smartphones, a picture may still tell a thousand words. But is it still worth a thousand pounds? The market for photography has changed dramatically in the digital era—especially for photojournalists, commercial photographers, studio photographers and the like. But the market for fine-art photography is still going strong.

Leading by creativity
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Instagram encroaches on Snapchat's turf of social media influencers, winning their hearts, minds and
In a recent study, social media marketing firm Mediakix looked at 12 top influencers who maintain a dual presence on Instagram and Snapchat. The firm found that over a 30-day period, those accounts overwhelmingly preferred Instagram Stories to Snapchat, posting 25 percent more on the former than the latter.

No, the Inflight Magazine isn't dead
Since they first started appearing in cabins 60 years ago, the inflight magazine has become an essential part of the flying experience for millions of passengers. But nowadays we have smartphones and Wi-Fi increasingly creeping onto planes. And with their emergence, many people are asking if the inflight magazine is going to disappear forever.

Why the advertising industry should cheer new rules on gender stereotypes
Britain’s advertising watchdog is introducing tough new standards, which could ban adverts which feature potentially harmful gender stereotypes. This could not have come at a better time for the industry. Companies have failed to see the evidence that’s been staring them in the face – and this ruling will push them down a path that should already be well worn.

Mind healing: Can you really boost your own creativity?
A recent study suggests a surprising way to boost your creative powers: use “switch-tasking”. Jackson Lu and colleagues at Columbia University asked participants to complete tasks involving convergent thinking (problem solving, Experiment 1) and divergent thinking (idea generating, Experiment 2).

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