Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Creative thinking: try lying down

[9 May 2005 - PhysOrg] Keep that pen and paper by the bed: new research by an ANU PhD graduate suggests it may be that our most creative thoughts come when we’re lying down. Dr Darren Lipnicki, from the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Science at ANU, found that people solved anagrams more quickly when they were lying down compared to standing up. More


  1. einsteinbeck9:35 PM

    I believe this is mainly because they are relaxed. It could also be because being relaxed, they are taking in less oxygen theirbye increasing oxygen rich blood flow to the brain. (creating more synapsis or "connections") Gravity factors in also, (its easier to pump blood to brain when lying down). This is what happens with the japanese underwater inventor. (although he may not know this)

  2. Anonymous7:41 AM

    where is my post?

  3. Let's face it, looking around at today's lifestyles, if you are not lying down, you are on the go. The average person does not live a relaxed and stress-free day-to-day life. If adults were more consciously trying "Escape Adulthood" and live the simpler, more enjoyable lifestyle we had as children, my guess is that we would be more creative standing up, as well as lying down.