Need ideas? Kill the lights
Dark surroundings boost creativity, study shows
Turning down the lights can lead to bursts of creativity, according to a German study recently published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. Small groups of university students were placed in dim, normal and brightly lit rooms and given a series of problems to test their creativity. Those in the dark were significantly more successful, and reported they felt freer from constraints and had less inhibitions, enabling them to think outside the box.
Source: Pacific Standard magazine, www.psmag.com