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Science  03 Jul 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6243, pp. 40
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa7008

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In Flight from Wonder, Albert Rothenberg examines the psychology of scientific creativity, and articulates several creative thinking processes commonly employed by Nobel laureates. Roberta Ness moves from individual creativity to the broader scientific process in The Creativity Crisis, arguing that caution has undermined creativity in the current scientific funding models employed in the United States. Reviewer Benjamin F. Jones weighs the arguments presented in both books, drawing connections to the recent rise in team science and the value of reward systems like the Nobel Prize.