Incubation is the stage during which a person considers an idea or thinks about a problem,; it is the “mulling things over” phase. Sometimes incubation is a conscious activity, and sometimes it sis unconscious and occurs while a person is engaged in another activity. One writer characterized this phenomenon by saying that “ideas churn around below the threshold of consciousness.                                         

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Incubation
- A sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, (eggs) to develop the life within, by any process.
- The development of a disease from its causes, or its period of incubation. (See below.)
- A sleeping in a consecrated place for the purpose of dreaming oracular dreams.
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