Distracted? This Might Be Why . . . March 13, 2017Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Less IS More, Meditation, Mindfulness.
Are finding it harder to stay focused on one thing at a time?
This could be why:
Every time you switch tasks, your brain needs a moment or two to find its bearings. And the more you engage in rapid task-shuffling, the harder it becomes for you to ignore distractions and stay focused, he says. That could be because media multitasking may weaken your brain’s anterior cingulate cortex, a region involved in high-level information and emotion processing, according to research from University College London.
Your brain may also suffer from a lack of downtime—those small breaks, like waiting in line at the grocery store, when we all used to daydream instead of staring at our phones.
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