Put On Your Thinking Cap...an old expression meaning ponder hard to come up with an idea or solution to a problem--soon, it could be a reality!

A researcher at the University of Sydney's Center For the Mind has created a device that is being called the thinking cap.  Creator Allen Snyder says the device suppresses the left or logical function side of the brain to encourage more activity in the right side or creative side.  Before students start thinking this device will help them cram for a test, Snyder and his colleagues stress the device is designed to help people find creative solutions to problems by looking at them anew. He said it helps with bursts of creativity.  Tests at the University showed subjects who wore the cap were three times more likely to complete a math test than those who did not.  Researchers see a practical application in helping people who have suffered brain injury or similar neurological issues.