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10 mins | May 13, 2020

‘Let the soul dangle’: how mind-wandering spurs creativity

Can art itself be a useful catalyst for nudging us towards more helpful emotions and mental states? Think of a song that moves you or a painting you find particularly beautiful. How is that art can make us feel that particular way? Julia Christensen, Guido Giglioni and Manos Tsakiris examine in Aeon magazine the science behind art’s feel-good effect.

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