Spacing Out Is Good For You

Mindlessness over mindfulness? Science says your brain loves both. Forcing your brain to be hyper-focused at all times actually makes you less effective overall. On the flip side, giving your brain a break by literally doing nothing helps your brain be more effective and creative when it's back in concentration mode. The reality is that when you're spacing out, your brain isn't actually idle. During this zone-out time, the Resting State Network (RSN) in your brain becomes engaged and organized. This state sees increased blood flow to your brain, giving it the extra juice to be more creative right away. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.

Written by Curiosity Staff July 1, 2016

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