Feeling Artsy? Here’s How Making Art Helps Your Brain


From the NPR site:

“I do these things partly because it’s fun and entertaining. But I suspect there’s something deeper going on. Because when I create, I feel like it clears my head. It helps me make sense of my emotions. And it somehow, it makes me feel calmer and more relaxed. That made me wonder: What is going on in my brain when I draw? Why does it feel so nice? And how can I get other people — even if they don’t consider themselves artists — on the creativity train? It turns out there’s a lot happening in our minds and bodies when we make art.”

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Health: Brain & Mental

Creative Aging

Creative Aging > Creative Expression


Malaka Gharib

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National Public Radio (NPR)

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Audio and Podcasts