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Life of the Mind

Daydream achiever

A wandering mind can do important work, scientists are learning - and may even be essential

By Jonah Lehrer
August 31, 2008

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ON A SUNDAY morning in 1974, Arthur Fry sat in the front pews of a Presbyterian church in north St. Paul, Minn. An engineer at 3M, Fry was also a singer in the church choir. He had gotten into the habit of inserting little scraps of paper into his choir book, so that he could quickly find the right hymns ... (Full article: 1759 words)

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