Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brain's Problem-solving Function At Work When We Daydream

[11 May 2009 - Science Daily] Our brains are much more active when we daydream than previously thought. Activity in numerous brain regions increases when our minds wander, according to new research. Psychologists found that brain areas associated with complex problem-solving -- previously thought to go dormant when we daydream -- are in fact highly active during these episodes. More


  1. Fascinating article! Thank you for posting this. Interesting to see the brain's way of integrating the rational and the imaginative.

  2. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Einstein's "gendanken" changed the world as we know it... translated from German as "playful thougt," it is daydreaming to an extent, relaxing the mind, letting it wander and play to come up with solutions to complex problems.