Are You Disorganized? Research Says That’s a Good Thing

Steven Johnson is out with a new book that he says finds “the more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you are”. According to Time Magazine, Johnson used the results of a neuroscience experiment by Robert Thatcher for his findings. Among his points, Johnson cites research showing that the volume of ideas bouncing about make large cities disproportionately more creative than smaller towns, having multiple hobbies allows your brain to subconsciously compare and contrast problems and solutions, forming new connections at the margins of each, and reading multiple books at the same time vs serially lets your brain combine new ideas and develop new connections.

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