Monday, November 12, 2007

Silence and sweat

A Dutch researcher from Tilburg University says that talking and thinking at the same time may lower creativity, especially for people sensitive to reactions and opinions of others.

He found that when at least five minutes of silence occurred during a 45-minute meeting, the number of ideas doubled.

In another study The Medical College of Georgia examined a group of 200 overweight and inactive children. They found brain activity improved significantly with vigorous physical activity.

Two unrelated students, except each found a different way to make the brain work better.

OK, so to improve our thinking all we need is a little peace and quiet and the opportunity to run around and have some fun using our bodies. Sometimes I think there’s a bit too much studying and not enough common sense. We could start by chewing gum and walking. Or voting for quiet politicians who run a lot.

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