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Focus is BAD for creativity

experiment: when focus is BAD for creativity brought in during MOST focussed brought in during LEAST focussed time of day time of day they were asked questions like: Two people are born on the same day of the month, on the same year, to the same mother and father, but they aren't twins, how is this possible? "they are triplets" similar experiments have shown frontal lobe patients and people who are drunk to also do better on insight problems focus is the act of deliberately restricting thoughts to a specific frame of reference but creativity requires the mind to wander, the opposite of focus TrendingSideways com Source Mareike B Wieth, Rose T Zacks, Time of Day Effects On Problem Solving: When the Non Optimal is Optimal, Thinking 8 Reasoning. Vol 17. Issue 4, 2011 experiment: when focus is BAD for creativity brought in during MOST focussed brought in during LEAST focussed time of day time of day they were asked questions like: Two people are born on the same day of the month, on the same year, to the same mother and father, but they aren't twins, how is this possible? "they are triplets" similar experiments have shown frontal lobe patients and people who are drunk to also do better on insight problems focus is the act of deliberately restricting thoughts to a specific frame of reference but creativity requires the mind to wander, the opposite of focus TrendingSideways com Source Mareike B Wieth, Rose T Zacks, Time of Day Effects On Problem Solving: When the Non Optimal is Optimal, Thinking 8 Reasoning. Vol 17. Issue 4, 2011 experiment: when focus is BAD for creativity brought in during MOST focussed brought in during LEAST focussed time of day time of day they were asked questions like: Two people are born on the same day of the month, on the same year, to the same mother and father, but they aren't twins, how is this possible? "they are triplets" similar experiments have shown frontal lobe patients and people who are drunk to also do better on insight problems focus is the act of deliberately restricting thoughts to a specific frame of reference but creativity requires the mind to wander, the opposite of focus TrendingSideways com Source Mareike B Wieth, Rose T Zacks, Time of Day Effects On Problem Solving: When the Non Optimal is Optimal, Thinking 8 Reasoning. Vol 17. Issue 4, 2011 experiment: when focus is BAD for creativity brought in during MOST focussed brought in during LEAST focussed time of day time of day they were asked questions like: Two people are born on the same day of the month, on the same year, to the same mother and father, but they aren't twins, how is this possible? "they are triplets" similar experiments have shown frontal lobe patients and people who are drunk to also do better on insight problems focus is the act of deliberately restricting thoughts to a specific frame of reference but creativity requires the mind to wander, the opposite of focus TrendingSideways com Source Mareike B Wieth, Rose T Zacks, Time of Day Effects On Problem Solving: When the Non Optimal is Optimal, Thinking 8 Reasoning. Vol 17. Issue 4, 2011 experiment: when focus is BAD for creativity brought in during MOST focussed brought in during LEAST focussed time of day time of day they were asked questions like: Two people are born on the same day of the month, on the same year, to the same mother and father, but they aren't twins, how is this possible? "they are triplets" similar experiments have shown frontal lobe patients and people who are drunk to also do better on insight problems focus is the act of deliberately restricting thoughts to a specific frame of reference but creativity requires the mind to wander, the opposite of focus TrendingSideways com Source Mareike B Wieth, Rose T Zacks, Time of Day Effects On Problem Solving: When the Non Optimal is Optimal, Thinking 8 Reasoning. Vol 17. Issue 4, 2011

Focus is BAD for creativity

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Experiments suggest that insight problems are more easily solved by people when the are out of focus, suggesting that a wandering mind is good for creativity.

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