If you’re looking for a way to channel your creativity into the workplace, you may want to check out Crystals for Creativity, a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The study, conducted by the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, looked at how the Crystalline Acids of Creative Thought (CACT) affect employees’ creativity and decision making.
According to the researchers, “creative workers show enhanced cognitive ability and increased focus in tasks involving creative thinking.”
The researchers then compared the cognitive abilities of creatives to non-creatives who had completed the same task.
What does this mean for you?
The study found that creatives were more effective in creative thinking tasks, while non-Creative thinkers were more successful.
According the researchers: “Creative workers exhibited increased cognitive ability, which is thought to be important for working memory retention, and enhanced focus in the task.
This may be a result of a heightened attentional bias, or it may reflect a heightened sensitivity to creative stimuli.”
In other words, creativity isn’t just about thinking and getting ideas.
It’s about working through the information you have, and the way you think about it, and then applying it to solve a problem or solve a challenge.
While this study has some interesting data, it also has some important caveats.
It doesn’t address whether creatives are more creative than non- Creatives.
Nor does it address whether they’re better at creative thinking than non.
Instead, the researchers focused on the ability to perform the task at hand.
As a result, creatives performed better than noncreatives on the task, but not as well as noncreative creatives.
This is important, because creatives who are more creatively challenged tend to have lower creative performance on tasks that require creative thinking.
The researchers also focused on whether creative workers also had lower levels of fatigue, anxiety, depression, and cognitive impairment.
However, creative work also involves more physical activity than nonwork, so these were also included.
It should also be noted that the study was only one study, so the results may not translate into real-life situations.
However if you’re a creative worker who finds yourself in an environment that’s not conducive to creative thinking, then it may be worth your time to consider starting a creative-thinking workshop.