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Mind - How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/06/health/06mind.htm?_r=1
The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote that such anomalies produced a profound “sensation of the absurd". At best, the feeling is disorienting. At worst, it’s creepy. Now a study suggests that, paradoxically, this same sensation may prime the brain to sense patterns it would otherwise miss — in mathematical equations, in language, in the world at large. ‎- ati
it's only logical. why strain your brain to look for and solve puzzles unless you're really profoundly puzzled? ‎- 9000