The Imaginative Powers of a Brain on Autopilot

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Jan 25, 2018 · 3 min read
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By Kristin Wong

You’re in the shower, or you’re brushing your teeth, or you’re blow-drying your hair. Suddenly, brilliance strikes: You come up with the perfect idea to present to your boss at a meeting later that morning.

It’s not your morning routine that’s responsible for your creative brilliance, but something called the default mode network, a…

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