Professor discovers how to prepare your mind for problem solving

A new study reveals that using different mental preparation techniques you can increase the likelihood of solving a problem. Professor John Kounios of Drexel University and Mark Jung-Beeman of Northwestern University published their findings in the journal Psychological Science. In their study participants were presented with a series of word puzzles each consisting of three words. Participants had to think of another word that could form a compound word or common phrase with each of the three words.

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