Don’t knock daydreamers, they could be onto something: Great ideas come after some ‘time out’, study shows

The Daily Mail:

From Einstein to Newton, some of the best ideas and most important scientific breakthroughs have been dreamt up during a little ‘down time’.

And in news that will cheer bored office workers and pupils, it is not only the geniuses among us who find inspiration in imagination – scientists have found we could all benefit from a spot of daydreaming.

A study from the University of California, Santa Barbara, showed that people who returned to a difficult task after taking a break and doing an easy task boosted their performance by around 40 per cent.

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From Einstein to Newton, some of the best ideas and most important scientific breakthroughs have been dreamt up during a little ‘down time’.

And in news that will cheer bored office workers and pupils, it is not only the geniuses among us who find inspiration in imagination – scientists have found we could all benefit from a spot of daydreaming.

A study from the University of California, Santa Barbara, showed that people who returned to a difficult task after taking a break and doing an easy task boosted their performance by around 40 per cent.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2237398/Dont-knock-daydreamers-We-productive-time-study-shows.html#ixzz2DiXRxSiP
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