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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