henry copeland: Maybe Renaissance men were geniuses because they diversified? pllqt.it/h4fQwp by @emmaseppala
A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you - The Washington PostYou can also unfocus by broadening your experiential and intellectual horizons. According to Kaufman, anything that violates expectations of how the world works can boost creativity. For example, a semester spent studying abroad boosts students’ creativity. Why? New experiences that disrupt our usual way of life and show us a different perspective make us more mentally flexible or creative. […]A research study out of Harvard headed by Karim Lakhani established that there was a higher probability of someone solving a problem submitted to Innocentive if that person was not an expert in that particular field, but was in a field that was marginally or not at all related.