Closing your eyes is a way to decrease the perception of external stimuli, and various studies have observed that when we are engaged in solving a problem we tend to crash more eyelids, which is a way to stop the flow of visual information.
Staring into space seems a way to facilitate #creativity and problem solving, avoiding the overhead of too many external stimuli. But it was also observed that, when we think in a creative way, the eyes tend to wander.
According to some studies, the direction in which it draws the eye can see which hemisphere of the brain is more active.
Right and left. For example, movements on the left have been associated with mental images clearer and more detailed aesthetic judgments, but more scarce mathematical performance, compared to those on the right (the hemisphere involved is the opposite one).
If the eyes look to the left, the right hemisphere is more active, what usually more associated to creative thinking and less than the index.
According to another study, when we seek answers to questions that have more to do with linguistic or mathematical topics we tend to move more eyes to the right, as opposed to when it comes to spatial or musical issues.
In another case, those who moved more eyes on the left had higher scores on a test that measures the ability to make creative associations in the words.
But it would seem true of a most surprising fact. And that is that by manipulating the gaze direction can affect the ability to find the solution.
Some studies have shown that participants were faster to read and to recognize some rebus solutions presented in the left visual field, which corresponds to the right hemisphere.
In one test, it was more likely to succeed in solving a problem of spatial nature participants guided to move the eye in a pattern representing the solution of the problem, rather than those required to keep staring.