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Happy music linked to creative thinking

Creativity is one of the core skills needed for dealing with a world that is changing faster than ever before: Researchers

Carolyn Crist | Reuters  |  Toronto 

Listening to happy music while working may spark the kind of divergent thinking that’s associated with creativity and problem solving, a recent study in the Netherlands suggests. In particular, classical music that ranks highly for positive and energetic qualities, such as pieces composed by Antonio Vivaldi, were most likely to encourage creative thinking, researchers found. “Creativity is one of the core skills needed for dealing with a world that is changing faster than ever before,” said study co-author Sam Ferguson of the University of Technology in Sydney, ...

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First Published: Sun, September 17 2017. 00:49 IST
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