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If we [sleep on something] we delay making a decision until the following day:
Got a big decision to make? Sleep on it
As we tuck ourselves into bed at night, little do we realize that we have the chance to get some extra work done while we sleep.
The unconscious mind has long been appreciated as a well of creativity from which some of our greatest artworks, scientific discoveries and inventions have been dredged up. But studies show it is also a powerhouse when it comes to processing unwieldy amounts of information.
When making complex decisions that require us to weigh multiple factors, some researchers believe we can benefit from learning to combine our conscious deliberations with unconscious processing.
The idea that we only use a small percentage of our brain's capacity is "completely ridiculous," according to Maarten Bos, who researches decision making and the unconscious mind at Harvard Business School. "We use our brain the whole time," he says.
[CNN | 28.08.12 | LINK]
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