How to prime your mind to make creative leaps and new discoveries

MIT educator and physicist Alan Lightman knows how creative discoveries happen.

  • Making big, new advances and solving old, intractable problems isn't magic. It takes preparation.
  • One way to know you're on the right track? You'll feel completely stuck, Lightman says.
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