Overthinking makes us less creative according to new research - Business Insider

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If you liked the Foggy Brain article, check this one out and notice the link between the two, namely "loosening our minds to stop focusing on our learned rules." Discussing the part of the brain that handles analytical thinking and research on suppressing activity in this area to stimulate creativity, the author shares, "What this means is it's the area where you solve problems by applying the rules you've already learned. However, this can backfire if you come across an unfamiliar problem, because your brain may try and pigeon-hole the problem into a scenario it already knows."

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