To Spur Creativity, Try A Noisy Café

Newser | June 24, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Forget peace and quiet—a little noise can be your friend when it comes to generating ideas, a study finds. Sure, you don’t want sirens blaring outside your window, but the “ambient noise” of, say, a hopping coffee shop could actually help you work better. It’s distracting, but in a good way: It can prompt “disfluency” in your train of thought that boosts your ability to think abstractly, Time reports. Read more…

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