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Good for the Heart, Good for the Soul: The Creative Arts and Brain Health in Later Life

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This article reviews the work on creativity in late life, presenting a general overview of creativity and how it manifests in late life, as well as current theories on how and why an aging brain creates within the context of neural plasticity. Creative activity is discussed as a higher cortical behavior that promotes brain health and psychological well-being into late life.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 July 2011

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