Travel linked to enhanced creativity | The Insight Files |

There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad - new friends, new experiences, new stories. But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit too. Some scientists say it can make you more creative. In recent years, psychologists and neuroscientists have begun examining more closely what many people have learned anecdotally: that spending time abroad may have the potential to affect mental change. In general, creativity is related to neuroplasticity or how the brain is wired. Neural pathways are influenced by environment and habit, meaning they are also sensitive to change. New sounds, smells, language, tastes, sensations and sights spark different synapses in the brain and may have the potential to revitalise the mind. Find out more.