The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

Posted by admin at 4:31 pm on August 27, 2013
Hand doing math in the air above a book

Concentration and Focus are important

Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.  Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new research into the brain suggests, begins at a physical level.  “Your neurons can fire for a while with the energy they have in them, but not for long: After a dozen seconds, each needs more energy,” research psychologist Peter Killeen tells Fast Company.

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