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“Walking had a large effect on creativity,” the researchers wrote:

“Most of the participants benefited from walking compared to sitting, and the average increase in creative output was around 60 [percent]. When walking, people also generated more uses, good and bad. Simply talking more, however, was not the sole mechanism for increased activity. When walking, people generated more uses, and more of those uses were novel and appropriate. “

It was a Stanford finding:

"Many people anecdotally claim they do their best thinking when walking. We finally may be taking a step, or two, toward discovering why," Oppezzo and Schwartz wrote in the study published this week in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition.

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