link: CREATIVITY AND DISTRACTION

Hooray!  It's not your fault you can't sit still, you're just a creative genius!  Fast Company has a new article about a study that finds people linked with creativity have a harder time filtering out all that stuff going on around them, also known as life.

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Warnings about small sample size aside, it does seem to make sense that a creative person would simply notice more around them.  Sensory awareness would seem to be part of the job description.  A composer likely has a more acute sensitivity to sounds, an author sees more in every word, and a painter likely just can't help but notice all the colors in the evening sky.

So next time you're sitting at your desk counting the dust particles on your keyboard, don't worry, it's just your creativity showing.