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Daydreaming can solve complex problems

By T.K. Randall
November 25, 2012 · Comment icon 14 comments

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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.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (14)




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Comment icon #5 Posted by MistyW 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
That & literally.
Comment icon #8 Posted by HuntrSThompsun 12 years ago
If I could get paid to daydream, I'd be working 24/7 hour shifts
Comment icon #9 Posted by Mbyte 12 years ago
Knowing your goals, actively pursuing them and daydreaming a lot
Comment icon #10 Posted by spartan max2 12 years ago
this is good news lol
Comment icon #11 Posted by acidhead 12 years ago
marijuana assists the process exponentially..
Comment icon #12 Posted by CuriousGreek 12 years ago
Keep on daydreaming, folks!!
Comment icon #13 Posted by aryannatimothy 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
hahahaha i always day dream but i think its useless


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