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"From the Ted Talk by Manoush Zomorodi: How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas"

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So this is my brain in an fMRI, and I larened that in the dlfueat mode is when we connect disparate ideas, we solve some of our most nagging problems, and we do something cealld "autobiographical planning." This is when we look back at our lives, we take note of the big moments, we create a personal narrative, and then we set goals and we figure out what steps we need to take to reach them. But now we clihl out on the couch also while updating a Google Doc or replying to emial. We call it "getting shit done," but here's what neuroscientist Dr. Daniel leviitn says we're actually doing.

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So this is my brain in an fMRI, and I _______ that in the _______ mode is when we connect disparate ideas, we solve some of our most nagging problems, and we do something ______ "autobiographical planning." This is when we look back at our lives, we take note of the big moments, we create a personal narrative, and then we set goals and we figure out what steps we need to take to reach them. But now we _____ out on the couch also while updating a Google Doc or replying to _____. We call it "getting shit done," but here's what neuroscientist Dr. Daniel _______ says we're actually doing.

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  1. called
  2. levitin
  3. chill
  4. default
  5. email
  6. learned

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So this is my brain in an fMRI, and I learned that in the default mode is when we connect disparate ideas, we solve some of our most nagging problems, and we do something called "autobiographical planning." This is when we look back at our lives, we take note of the big moments, we create a personal narrative, and then we set goals and we figure out what steps we need to take to reach them. But now we chill out on the couch also while updating a Google Doc or replying to email. We call it "getting shit done," but here's what neuroscientist Dr. Daniel Levitin says we're actually doing.

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