A great story on this topic appeared in Wednesday April 3’s Wall Street Journal, complete with audio and video clips.
As noted by the WSJ: “Why is it that some people rack their brains for new ideas, only to come up empty — while others seem to shake them almost effortlessly out of their sleeves? Whether creativity is an innate gift or a cognitive process that anyone can jump-start is a question so intriguing that researchers keep studying it from different angles and discovering new and surprising techniques. Several recent studies suggest that the best route to an ‘aha moment’ involves stepping away from the grindstone — whether it’s taking a daydream break, belting back a drink or two, or simply gazing at something green.” Click here to read the full story.
Click here for an audio clip. This is an interesting discussion of the “aha” moment and “mind wandering” for innovators.