University of Pennsylvania Scientists Suppress Filter in Brain, Make People More Creative  
4/2/2013 8:14:52 AM

Different parts of the brain function to create new ideas and problem solve, while other parts are a type of 'check' on the system screening out noise and irrelevant ideas, perceptions and memories so that they do not interfere with the task at hand. Researchers wanted to know what effect temporarily disabling this filter would have on the creativity of people and if it could help with tasks where creativity was advantageous.