This is a fascinating TED talk by MIT professor Hugh Herr. Those are his legs (and feet) in the video.
A very excellent article, written for the mass media, based on an elegant study just published in one of my favorite journals – Psychological Science. The author advocates freeing your mind of the routine and mundane and engaging in a mental/physical activity which forces you to live in the moment – thus, enhancing originality and creativity. Maybe there is something to that ‘ol saying – “smell the roses.”
A wandering mind has less innovative thoughts.