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You can help your brain be more insightful.

Neuroscientists are thinking about insight. This New Yorker article summarises “insights about insight”.

They say that to have insight into a problem, we must stop focusing on it. Hence the epiphanies we tend to have in the shower, while shaving, putting on make up or when lying in bed in the morning. I have begun “disciplining” myself to take an extra 10 – 20 minutes lying awake in bed in the morning, and my problem-solving has become less stressful. Love it!

If neurology is your favourite thing and you want to improve your own brain, then try That Memory Book РHow to Deal with Distractability, Forgetfulness and Other Unnerving Hijinks of the Middle-Aged Brain.

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