“Earlier this month Dr Neil Geddes gave a fascinating presentation at the BCS on “Data Processing at the Large Hadron Collider”, describing how LHC experiments create 1 Billion events per sec of which they can record in detail 100 events per sec.”
I get my best ideas during dog walks… not to mention, some really out there ideas as well.
“Jonah Lehrer, a neuroscientist and the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Imagine: How Creativity Works,” said in a phone interview that our brains often needed to become inattentive to figure out complex issues. He said his book discussed an area of the brain scientists call “the default network” that was active only when the rest of the brain was inactive — in other words, when we were daydreaming.
Letting the mind wander activates the default network, he said, and allows our brains to solve problems that most likely can’t be solved during a game of Angry Birds.”