Throwback Thursday: Why So Many People Write at Starbucks

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Throwback Thursday is a series where we take a look back at some of AWP’s most popular posts. Enjoy!

by Larry Kahaner

Why do so many people write at Starbucks?

The answer has to do with me going to Nevis. Let me explain.

Brain researchers don’t quite understand it all, but they’re learning more and more about something called “neuroplasticity.” This is the brain’s ability to change neural pathways and synapses due to changes in behavior, environment, thinking, emotions, and, of course, an unfortunate conk on the noggin. These changes in neural pathways and synapses determine, among other things, our creativity.

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