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064: Enhanced Learning Through Distraction - Flow Lessons from Gamers

The eureka effect refers to the common human experience of suddenly understanding a previously incomprehensible problem or concept. In the book The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain by John Kounios he explored how light distraction plays a role in accessing flow and helps to create the right environment for insight to emerge.  

It’s a little cliché, but this can stem from things like taking showers and afternoon walks, especially in the woods.  

In a little bit of recent flow news, The Conversation featured an article called “Gamers know the power of ‘flow’ — what if learners could harness it too?” In it they start with the problem of how...

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