The 3-Pipe Solution

“When faced with a problem, Holmes often favors the three-pipe solution: Rather than spring into action, he sits with his pipe and allows his mind the time and space to process the case at hand. Such mindful concentration, new research shows, may lead to increased connectivity in the brain’s default network, the connections that are active when our brain is in its so-called resting state, in between overt, directed activity. And that connectivity? It may, in turn, allow us to be more creative.”

Read the rest: The 3-Pipe Solution: The Underrated Creativity of Sherlock Holmes – The Atlantic