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Trends Cogn Sci. 2004 May;8(5):191-2.

To sleep, perchance to gain creative insight?

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Center for Sleep and Cognition, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA. rstickgold@hms.harvard.edu <rstickgold@hms.harvard.edu>

Abstract

The development of mathematical insight, the knack for discovering novel solutions to mathematical problems, might be one of the most erudite forms of learning that we can hope to achieve. However, Wagner and his colleague now report that a night of sleep after being exposed to a class of mathematical problems more than doubles the likelihood of discovering just such a novel solution.

PMID:
15120674
DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2004.03.003
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