Brain Science for Writers Roundup 7-5-14

Midnight Thief launches in three days!  Remember, I'm sending signed bookmarks and bookplates to people who preorder!  Details here.

And... on to brain science links.

Here's an interesting article on the components of creativity.

I love this thoughtful piece from Maria Konnikova analyzing the factors that turned Frozen into a hit.

Having a group brainstorming session?  Try standing up! 

Here's a useful character building tidbit. Men with wider faces are better fighters.  They're also perceived to be more dangerous by others.

A researcher in Germany is scanning the brains of writers while they're writing.  I agree with Pinker that this is definitely a very rough look so far, and it's unclear what it all means, but still interesting!

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