Monday, November 22, 2010

Your Mind, Multi-tasking or Metaphorical

Boredom can be good for your brain

“periods of rest are critical in allowing the brain to synthesize information, make connections between ideas and even develop the sense of self.”  “Downtime is to the brain what sleep is to the body,” observes Michael Rich, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and executive director of the Center on Media and Child Health in Boston. “But kids are in a constant mode of stimulation.” “The headline is: bring back boredom,”
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My metaphorical brain also liked this post Our Metaphorical Minds

people recently excluded from a group really do feel colder (they ask for warmer drinks and snacks) and people who recently confessed to unethical lapses feel dirty (they're more likely to choose antiseptic wipes for a complimentary gift over pencils).

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