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Research Examines Relationship Between Autistic Traits And Creativity

A new psychology paper finds that people with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas.

The authors examined the relationship between autistic-like traits and creativity. While they found that people with high autistic traits produced fewer responses when generating alternative solutions to a problem - known as 'divergent thinking' - the responses they did produce were more original and creative. They say they are the first paper to claim a link between autistic traits and the creative thinking processes.

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Published By: Science 2.0 - Friday, 14 August, 2015

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