Here’s another power-law.
Apparently the distribution for the interval between epileptic seizures is a power-law. The long intervals are rare. There are lots processes that give rise to a power law distribution. The proposed model in this case involves a cascading failure in the network of neurons.
I don’t think this next paper has undergone peer reviews, but in this paper they look at the interval between a serial killer’s murders. That’s a thin data sample. The interval between his crimes is power-law distributed.
Interesting example of impulse control, will power power, etc.
I wonder if we have other data on brainstorms? Brainstorms of a less horrific kind: interval between blog posts, emails, phone calls, code commits, sales closed, etc. etc. What if we took the top hundred poems Robert Frost wrote and measured the interval between their creation? Would we see that as power law distributed? With enough data we could probably look into the effect of coffee on brainstorms.