About the Name
People are often so focused on the job at hand that they can miss potentially great ideas that seem to be too simple or far-fetched to warrant immediate investigation or exploration. Within a short amount of time the majority of these musings are forgotten. Although not all of these ideas work out, these Brain Murmurs can sometimes be the voice of great inspiration. We try to listen to them.
This quote from Leonardo Da Vinci expresses the idea a bit more eloquently: "Among other things, I shall not scruple to discover a new method of assisting the invention; which though trifling in appearance, may yet be of considerable service in opening the mind and putting it upon the scent of new thoughts, and it is this: if you look at some old wall covered with dirt, or the odd appearance of some streaked stones, you may discover several things like landskips (sic), battles, clouds, uncommon attitude, draperies, etc. Out of this confused mass of objects the mind will be furnished with abundance of designs and subjects, perfectly new."