This from Artnet: According to a recent study, artists may have increased neural matter in areas of the brain that are linked to fine motor skills and visual imagery.
Rebecca Chamberlain, who helped author the report for NeuroImage, claims that “The people who are better at drawing really seem to have more developed structures in regions of the brain that control for fine motor performance and what we call procedural memory.”
[When] the brains of 21 art students were compared to 23 non-artists… the artist group had a larger mass of gray matter in the parietal lobe’s precuneus area. According to Chamberlain, “this region is involved in a range of functions but potentially in things that could be linked to creativity, like visual imagery—being able to manipulate visual images in your brain, combine them and deconstruct them.”
Not to mentionthe ability to copy and paste images and claim them as your own.