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...not distractions. Activities like checking email and watching TV stop our background thinking and do not let the mind wander in places that make for creative insight.
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A 2019 study titled “When the Muses Strike” found that many physicists and writers had creative insights while they exercised, showered, gardened, or engaged in other predominantly physical activities which gave them a mental break.
Eureka moments may seem unpredictable and unreplicable. But there are ways to coax these inspired ideas from their hiding places. One of the best is to take a break from thinking about a problem or dilemma.
They are linked to the story of Archimedes and the gold crown ( when he reali...
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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...
The falling apple has caused physicist Isaac Newton to formulate his laws of gravity. Archimedes took a bath and figured out how to calculate volume and density.
Anna Marie Roos, a historian of science, advises us to take these eureka moments with a grain of salt. However, she thinks ...
We’ve all experienced that flash of insight, that fleeting moment when a solution we’ve been grinding away at reveals itself in an unexpected place.
Einstein, for example, was known to play violin whenever he was stuck on a tough problem and often spoke of how music influenced the...
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