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The science of eureka moments

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A Eureka moment, also known as that "Aha!" moment, is that sudden realisation that you found a solution to a problem.

Eureka loosely translates to "I have found it!" It is that sudden clarity you feel at solving a puzzle or understanding a problem. Eureka moments appear out...

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Scientists found that memory cues and sleep can cause eureka moments. Researchers also agree that some period of incubation is often necessary before the eureka moment can happen. During the incubation period, your mind should roam freely, such as when showering ...

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How to have more eureka moments

First, you need to have fully explored the problem at hand. Only when you reach a dead-end are you at a place to solve the problem subconsciously.

  • Seek solitude, such as when showering, running, or driving the car. Allow your mind to wander freely.
  • Sit ...

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