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Everyone wants to be creative. But channeling your creative impulses is no small feat. Is creativity something you are born with or can you learn it? Guy Raz examines the mystery of creativity by asking what happens in the brain during musical improv. Researcher Charles Limb scanned the brains of jazz musicians to find out.

Where do stereotypes come from? Why do some perceptions persist, and is there any truth or value to the assumptions we make? In this segment, we hear from playwright and performer Sarah Jones, who has a chameleon-like ability to change personas. Through these personas, she explores the fine line between stereotyping and celebrating different ethnic groups.

We communicate with each other in all sorts of ways, spoken and unspoken. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" can affect our brains, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

How do we make a conscious effort to find quiet in our fast-paced and increasingly noisy world? Writer Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work. But we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think.

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