February 27, 2013
The Beauty of a Wandering Mind

Do you have a tendency to zone out? Daydream? Follow the yellow brick road? Well, your day has come.

Instead of having to defend yourself from the army of people demanding you become more focused every second of the day, now you have some vital research, noted by the New York Times, to build a case for your wandering mind.

Explains, Dr. Jonathan Schooler, of UCLA:

"For creativity, you need your mind to wander, but you also need to be able to notice that your mind is wandering and catch the idea when you have it. If Archimedes had come up with a solution in the bathtub, but didn't notice he'd had the idea, what good would it have done him?"

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at February 27, 2013 09:47 AM

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Hence the need to always have a notebook with you to catch inspiration and pin it to paper?

Posted by: Mark Dykeman [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 9, 2010 01:42 PM

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