This can explain why even if I desperately would like to sleep, I can’t allow myself to switch off my brain and calmly lay down to bed.
When you lay down to go to sleep at night you are suddenly shutting out most of that incoming data, which means your brain finally has time to make sense of everything going on.
This explains why sleep is so valuable to creative thinkers: taking a break from everything else allows your brain to do what it does best: think.
It’s also important to note that because your brain is utterly creative before sleep that having a notebook nearby is a good idea.
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PS. Sorry for disappearing during the last week…but now Positive News Attitude blog is back!
The importance of being colorful.
How do colors affect purchase? This is the question raised by KISSmetrics. I have to admit that in my case, as consumer, it counts, and a lot. Mostly for new products, of course. But how many new products are delivered to (on-line) shops every day? And the competition getting high, a bright color and a nice packaging can help the buyers to make the choice. Check out this infographic if you want to know more:
Cinemetrics is a tool which creates a visual ‘fingerprint’ of movies.
This project is about measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them. Information such as the editing structure, color, speech or motion are extracted, analyzed and transformed into graphic representations so that movies can be seen as a whole and easily interpreted or compared side by side.
The “fingerprints” look just like piecharts, but way cooler, as Information is beautiful said!
Tip of the day: check out the website of the very talented Frederic Brodbeck, visual artist gratuated from the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), Den Haag.