Creativity Gives Our Brains a Boost: Shrinking It Down (Season 1, Episode 12)

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Is creativity important for human relationships? We don’t just think so, we know it! Think about it, yourself: What does it mean when you watch a movie with family or create music with friends?

On this episode of Shrinking It Down, Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steve Schlozman delve into all things creative, including the biological and social impacts of creativity on individuals, kids, and communities. Join the conversation as they weigh in on why humans desire to make things, and how family bonds are strengthened when we spend time being creative together.

Want more? Read Dr. Beresin’s blog on the benefits of music in, “The Power of Music: To Feel, Heal, and Connect.”

Thank you for joining us in this journey and conversation. If you have a question about creativity that we didn’t answer, we’d love to hear from you!

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Steven Schlozman, MD

Steven Schlozman, MD

Steven Schlozman, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), course director of the psychopathology class for the MIT-HMS Program in Health, Sciences and Technology, and former co-director of the Clay Center for Youn...

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Gene Beresin

Gene Beresin, Executive Director

Gene Beresin, MD, MA is executive director of The MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and a staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also...

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