Flash of fresh insight by electrical brain stimulationFebruary 2, 2011
This puts one in mind of nothing so much as Jonathan Swift's Journey to Laputa. There, the great scientists were so engrossed in abstract thinking that a servant with a blown up bladder with dried peas that rattled about in it, occasionally would flap these philosopher's mouths and ears. Thus, as is now confirmed by these brave researchers anew, some sort of external stimulation seems to be the key to creativity. Eureka! Let's get started right away. Jolly good show this. Eh what?