So I have been reading this Book “Rest” by Alex Soojung and I just came across two super useful scientific study.
I really wanted to post it here so that I can revisit it anytime and can share it with anyone.
These ideas will help you stimulate creativity.
And by the way, you already know these ideas but somehow we all need some scientific proof do really consume it.
1) Walking stimulates Creativity
Scientific Study Excerpt from the Book:
In an experiment by Oppezzo and Schwartz – they divided a group of students into four groups.
One group worked inside at a table (the siting group), one walked on a tredmill (walkin), one walked around campus (walkout), and one was pushed along the same Campaus path in a wheelchair (sitout).
Each group took creativity test called the Symbolic Equivalence Test (SET), in which you come up with metaphors or equivalent images for a phrase like “wind blown leaves”
Result of Study:
Once again, walkers scored higher than the sitters. Additionally, it was concluded that may be walking just allows more ideas to bubble up.
2) Nap Stimulates Creativity
Excerpt from the book:
At the university of Dusseldorf Olaf Lahl – two groups of students were shown a list of thirty words for two minutes and told them to memorize as many as possible.
One group was then allowed to nap for up to an hour, while the other stayed awake.
Result: When they were tested to see how many words they could recall, the students who napped did significantly better than those who didn’t.
In a second experiment, one group was kept awake, a second napped as long as they wanted and a third was woken up after five minutes.
Result: Lahl found that even a five minutes nap yielded measurable improvements in rentention: not as great as a longer nap, but still statistically significant.