Figure 1: Instances of insight and creativity said to have followed sleep (or rather, except in the case of Massenet, occurring during or following a dream). | Nature

Figure 1: Instances of insight and creativity said to have followed sleep (or rather, except in the case of Massenet, occurring during or following a dream).

From: Insight and the sleep committee

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MGM/THE KOBAL COLLECTION; ALFRED PASIEKA/SPL; SPL; MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY; CORBIS

Some may be apocryphal. But these examples foster the general feeling, tested in a controlled manner by Wagner et al.1, that sleep may aid insight.

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