Playing Minecraft gets the 'creative juices' flowing, suggests research

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Computer games can stimulate creativity - but only certain games, under certain circumstances, researchers suggest

Playing video games that foster creative freedom can increase people's creativity, according to research from Iowa State University - but only certain types of games. The study compared the effe...

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