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Where do ideas come from? [Retrospectroscope]

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The dictionary defines an idea as a mental image. However, for an idea to mature, the mental image needs some stimulus. Coupled with the stimulus has to be the motivation to pursue an investigation. Then there is the need for some experiment to explain an observation. Some relevant discoveries of famous people in science and medicine are discussed, as excellent examples of an idea and its maturation.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 5 )