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Daydreaming can solve complex problems

Posted on Sunday, 25 November, 2012 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Scientists believe that daydreaming could be the key to helping us solve complex problems.

While many people would tend to find themselves chastised if caught daydreaming at work, studies have shown that coming away from a demanding problem and daydreaming while performing a much simpler task can significantly boost your ability to solve the original problem. Researchers also found that taking a break and performing a different complex task doesn't reap the same benefits.

Daydreaming has often been attributed to some of the greatest breakthroughs in science. Well known thinkers such as Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were believed to have come up with some of their most significant discoveries and ideas while allowing their minds to wander.

"The research, published in the journal Psychological Science, is likely to please school pupils and bored office workers who enjoy gazing out of the window but may not go down less well with teachers and bosses."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by MistyW on 22 November, 2012, 21:42
Thats why the real genuises are always thinking elsewhere, not going with the crowd, with their 'heads in the clouds'
Comment icon #6 Posted by I believe you on 24 November, 2012, 16:32
The highest thoughts and aspirations which reached lofty heights were represented by Apollo to the Greeks. Daydreaming is a noble activity. Don't stop or let others rob it from you.
Comment icon #7 Posted by C235 on 25 November, 2012, 12:23
That & literally.
Comment icon #8 Posted by HuntrSThompsun on 25 November, 2012, 14:46
If I could get paid to daydream, I'd be working 24/7 hour shifts
Comment icon #9 Posted by Mbyte on 25 November, 2012, 15:05
Knowing your goals, actively pursuing them and daydreaming a lot
Comment icon #10 Posted by spartan max2 on 25 November, 2012, 22:08
this is good news lol
Comment icon #11 Posted by acidhead on 26 November, 2012, 5:07
marijuana assists the process exponentially..
Comment icon #12 Posted by CuriousGreek on 26 November, 2012, 16:30
Keep on daydreaming, folks!!
Comment icon #13 Posted by aryannatimothy on 29 November, 2012, 9:11
That must have beem hard for Einstein-- that even in dreams, he uses his mind to think and solve problems. I always treat dreams as way to relax and be outside "reality". I love dreaming of my own reality and never thought this can be important too.
Comment icon #14 Posted by nohands on 30 November, 2012, 15:33
hahahaha i always day dream but i think its useless


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