Meditation makes you more creative April 19, 2012 Certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking. This is the outcome of a study by cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato and her fellow researchers at Leiden University, published 19 April,2012 in Frontiers in Cognition. This study is a clear indication that the advantages of particular types of meditation extend much further than simply relaxation. The findings support the belief that meditation can have a long-lasting influence on human cognition, including how we think and how we experience events. Two ingredients of creativity The study investigates the influences of different types of meditative techniques on the two main ingredients of creativity: divergent and convergent.