The Art of Epiphanies
Jonah Lehrer Keynotes - Jonah Lehrer speeches make points that initially seem offbeat, but after a few moments of...
Lehrer provides a scientific explanation for this explaining that right before an aha moment takes place in the mind, an exceedingly obscure brain area becomes active. Scientific research has found that the only other time this part of the brain is active is during the punchline of a joke. Jonah Lehrer identifies a relaxed mind as the most useful for solving problems. While most individuals work to improve their ability to focus on the problem at hand, he suggests focusing on letting the mind wander.