'A-ha!' Moments vs. Analysis: Which Really Solves Problems Better?

Are you the type of person who solves problems piecemeal, or with one great insight? A new study tells us the merits of each method.  

Dr. Gregory House (left) always has a 'eureka!' moment, while Dr. James Wilson (right) is more by the books. Who is the show named after?

Are you the sort of person who solves problems with a single “A-ha!” moment, more often than not? Do you find sitting down and analytically working through a problem boring? Well, take pride. A new study shows you are going to be correct more often than your analytic friends in problem solving – if you have the time.

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