Do Creative People see the World differently?

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Key points

  • Creativity often measured by divergent thinking (e.g. how many different uses for a brick can you think of)
  • Linked to the psychological trait ‘openness’
  • Test reveals creative people may see things differently (even at a visual level) – less ‘rivalry suppression’ of visual inputs (can accept and see both things)
  • Personality is malleable: people with low divergent thinking can change
    • travel truly does ‘broaden the mind’
    • psilocybin (1 standard deviation great trait opennes)
    • cognitive training interventions)