Solving difficult visual puzzles seems to help the brain "rewire" itself by forming new neural pathways.
A Cambridge Ph.D. student has solved a grammatical problem that has befuddled Sanskrit scholars since the 5th century BC.
For college students, it's the early afternoon.
You don't have to be an emperor to apply these rules to daily living.
By challenging your preconceptions, art offers a framework by which you can solve problems.
If everyone just showed up to their appointments, $150 billion of waste could be averted.
Questioning isn't just a way to get the right answer — it's also a means for sustaining relationships and creative thinking.
We could even benefit from more whataboutisms — if they're used properly.
Summit Public Schools take a radically different approach to education. And it's working.
Grandmasters and drug dealers have one thing in common: They are many steps ahead of their rivals.
Easily distracted? Try a "distractibility delay."
Elastic thinking can reveal the assumptions that hamstring our ability to solve seemingly intractable problems.
You can’t control external threats, but you can manage how you prepare and respond to the risk.
When making any tough decision, the key is not to be overly exploratory or exploitative.
A large study concludes that people who grew up in rural areas are superior at navigation, likely because cities tend to be less complex.
Chess was once blamed for triggering mental health problems, including suicide and even murder. Today, the same is said of video games.
Can stories help us become more creative?
The very concept of a "problem with no solution" goes against human nature. But we must accept this harsh reality to have peace in our lives.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.
Maps can do more than show us places. They also can help determined people find others long lost, whether birth mothers or fugitive killers.
Historical geniuses used the "creative nap" to give their minds a boost. Apparently, the "hypnagogic state" can help with problem solving.
New ideas inevitably face opposition. A new book called "The Human Element" argues that overcoming opposition requires understanding the concepts of "Fuel" and "Friction."
In determining what qualifies as solid science, controversy is inevitable.