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People are at their most creative late at night with 10.04pm the most likely time for a eureka moment, research has shown.

Brainwaves are least likely to strike in the afternoon, according to a survey that suggests office workers have little chance of solving problems after lunch.

The least creative time in the day is 4.33pm, with 92 per cent of people admitting to feeling uninspired in the afternoon.

The poll of 1,426 people showed that a quarter of us stay up late burning the midnight oil when seeking inspiration.

Taking a shower is the most popular way of getting our creative juices flowing, with 44 per cent of us heading beneath the nozzle when in need of a mental breakthrough.

The Telegraph

A phenomenon I’m rapidly becoming familiar with. Except that in my office, there’s no chance of anyone solving anything until they’ve had their first cup of coffee either. That important variable seems to be missing from this summary.



    • A Friend
    • Posted October 21, 2008 at 12:06 pm
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    10.04pm? yeah its defiantly my most creative time……i’m sleeping!

    • mtalib
    • Posted October 21, 2008 at 10:07 pm
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    Yeah and we both know what you’re creativity is being used for then!

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