CREATIVITY IS LINKED TO AN INABILITY TO FILTER OUT SENSORY INFORMATION, A NEW STUDY SAYS.
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Endlessly distracted by the sounds of your open office? Blame your own creative genius. A new study from Northwestern University psychologists finds that creative brains have a harder time filtering out unnecessary sensory stimulation, like excess noise.
“SOME OF THE GREATEST CREATIVE MINDS IN HISTORY HAVE BEEN DOWNRIGHT RECLUSIVE, PERHAPS BECAUSE OF A SENSITIVITY TO NOISE.”