Creativity correlates with low levels of the chemical N-acetylaspartate and slower communication between some areas may make people more creative – NewScientist (mag aricle)
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12 Apr 2010
- Published: 12 April 2010
Rex Jung at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and his colleagues had found that creativity correlates with low levels of the chemical N-acetylaspartate, which is found in neurons and seems to promote neural health and metabolism.
- Several recent studies have suggested that white matter of high integrity in the cortex, which is associated with higher mental function, means increased intelligence.
- Jung found that the most creative people had lower white-matter integrity in a region connecting the prefrontal cortex to a deeper structure called the thalamus, compared with their less creative peers.
- Jung suggests that slower communication between some areas may actually make people more creative.
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