Creativity is often associated with the brashness of youth. But in fact it isn't confined to the young, with many examples of older artists, scientists and others producing their greatest creative work at advanced ages. "Old age and experience may be lethal for the creativity of conceptual young geniuses but they are the lifeblood of the innovations of experimental old masters ... [an] analysis [that] would come as no surprise to Cézanne, Darwin or any other successful experimental innovator," writes David Galenson, professor of economics at the University of Chicago.

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