• 13th Feb 2015 | Posted by Jeremy Baka
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    Researchers John Kounios and Mark Beeman found that milliseconds before an epiphany occurs the brain’s visual areas shut down.  They call this a "Brain Blink."  That’s why people subconsciously look down when asked a question. They are trying to reduce visual input while solving the problem, Kounios explains.  Researchers also found that anxiety causes Left-Brain thinking. When stressed, the Left Brain dominates as it desperately sifts through existing files and folders to solve the problem as quickly as possible.