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New Northwestern research suggests why the inability to shut out competing sensory information while focusing on the creative project at hand might have been so acute for geniuses such as Franz Kafka, Charles Darwin, Anton Chekhov and many others. The study provides the first physiological evidence that real-world creativity may be associated with a reduced ability to filter “irrelevant” sensory information.

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A $100,000 grant will go to Northwestern University Venture Challenge

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