Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Daydreaming Is Beneficial To Logical Thinking

During our childhood, we are taught daydreaming is a waste of time. New studies show during the time that you zone out, your brain is actually working in overdrive. "People assume that when the mind wanders away, it just gets turned off, but we show the opposite," says neuroscientist Kalina Christoff.

Christoff's team of researchers have found that when the brain wanders, it is solving problems or even helping the individual cope with something pressing in their immediate lives. "People who let themselves daydream might not think in the same focused way as when performing a goal oriented task." "However, they do bring in more mental and brain resources," she explains.

Many see daydreaming as slacking off when in reality, you're getting things done. Next time someone scolds you for letting your mind wander, tell them that you are subconsciously thinking.

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