First female to win math's top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies
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Draw it out
Mirzakhani draws out her ideas in large sheets (pictured above). “The process of drawing something helps you somehow to stay connected,” she explained. “You don’t want to write down all the details.”
Indeed, research increasingly finds that doodling is good for thinking, especially in memory retention. “Doodling is really to make spontaneous marks to help yourself think,” said Sunni Brown, in her “Doodlers, unite!” TED talk on the power of causal drawing.