Unexpected change, or encountering something that doesn’t make sense, can spur the brain into creative heights, says a Psychology Today article. The writer described a UBC study which found that participants who read a confusing story did better at a pattern recognition test after they’d finished reading, than participants who read a more logical story. The reason for this is that the brain, when it encounters something that doesn’t make sense, starts firing on all cylinders with great intensity and ability.
The Kafka Effect
Apr 7, 2016