"Those Who Are More Creative Can Think Of Ideas With Greater 'Distances' Between Them"

It seems like memory techniques might help with this.

Summary: A simple exercise of naming unrelated words and measuring the semantic distance between the words could serve as an objective measure of personal creativity, a new study reports.

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This supports a theory I have. Words is the best discipline for creativity, and this is why I recommend newcomers train words more than others.

Cards/Numbers- You are turning them into preset images that you have coded.
Images- I mean the images are already there.
Names- Requires skill to find a distinguishable feature but like cards/numbers you likely have preset images for the names.

Words- This requires true creativity on the spot, to create something vivid out of two words(in my case anyway, you may use more loci).

But even people brand new to memory, I recommend they attempt 10-15 in a minute. 1 per loci. This forces them to turn words into ideas which will help them visualize any concepts they need to learn in the future.

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Three words with greatest distance.

Piece of cake.

McGill, Melbourne and Sao Paolo.

Sorry, Harvard…
;D