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The Brain: Stop Paying Attention: Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State | Memory, Emotions, & Decisions | DISCOVER Magazine
"The fact that both of these important brain networks become active together suggests that mind wandering is not useless mental static. Instead, Schooler proposes, mind wandering allows us to work through some important thinking. Our brains process information to reach goals, but some of those goals are immediate while others are distant. Somehow we have evolved a way to switch between handling the here and now and contemplating long-term objectives. It may be no coincidence that most of the thoughts that people have during mind wandering have to do with the future."
psychology  via:kottke  learning  science  brain  attention  neuroscience  thinking  memory  creativity  concentration  boredom  flow  daydreaming  cognition  mind 
july 2009 by robertogreco
Are You Paying Attention?: Continuous Partial Attention Revisited
"that we are not necessarily information saturated - that our brains are evolving to...where we can let the information flow over us and stay continuously partially attentive to many things at the same time...claims that this is a perfectly natural change
attention  flow  information  continuouspartialattention  evolution  mind  brain 
july 2007 by robertogreco

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