Child Painting (image) Michigan State University Caption A child who paints has a greater chance of owning a patent or business when he or she grows up, according to new Michigan State University research. Credit G.L. Kohuth, Michigan State University Usage Restrictions With photo credit. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.