11/13/2014 08:28 am ET Updated Nov 13, 2014

What Happens To Your Brain When You're Having A Brilliant Idea

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French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.

More than a century later, scientists are able to prove Gauguin was onto something.

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