Posted at 12:01 PM on September 26, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Drawing
Doodling: even the word sounds ridiculous, because society has deemed that it is an activity not worthy of our respect. But science is giving new credence to those little drawings in the margins of your notepad.
In this quick TED Talk, author and visual thinker Sunni Brown argues that doodling not only helps people stay mentally focused on the topic at hand, it also improves their ability to process information, and enhances our creative problem-solving. So don't be embarassed next time a manager catches you drawing in a staff meeting - just point him or her to this video link, and keep on doodling.