Let the soul dangle: how mind-wandering spurs creativity

Friday 8 December 2017

Warburg Institute researchers Professor Manos Tsakiris (professor of neuroscience), Dr Julia Christensen (postdoctoral research fellow in psychology) and Dr Guido Giglioni (Cassamarca lecturer in neo-Latin cultural and intellectual history, 1400–1700), explore the role of art as a catalyst nudging us towards more helpful emotions and mental states. Their article, ‘“Let the soul dangle”: how mind-wandering spurs creativity’, first published by Aeon, has been reproduced by Quartz.com under the heading ‘Let your mind wander to perform better, think more creatively, and manage your feelings’.