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Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory

...urnal's publisher. "Daydreaming distracts them from the task, resulting in poorer performance. A simple task, like doodling, may be sufficient to stop daydreaming without affecting performance on the main task." For the experiment, a two-and-a-half minute listing of several people's names and places was pla...

Turning Clocks Back Increases Risk of Drowsy Driving

... use. The program teaches drivers to be alert to the signs of drowsiness while driving: • Difficulty focusing, frequent blinking, rubbing eyes • daydreaming or not remembering the last few miles driven • Head snaps, yawning • Drifting out of your lane, tailgating or hitting shoulder rumble strips If ...

Sleepy Drivers Are Dangerous Drivers

...aired reaction time and judgment; decreased performance, vigilance, and motivation; trouble focusing, keeping your eyes open, or keeping your head up; daydreaming and wandering thoughts; yawning or rubbing your eyes repeatedly; drifting from your lane; tailgating and missing signs or exits; feeling restless, irr...

Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

...raffic crashes." Experts list several signs that should warn a driver to stop and rest: -- Difficulty focusing, with frequent blinking -- daydreaming or not remembering the last few miles driven -- Head nodding -- Repeated yawning or rubbing eyes -- Drifting out of your lane, tailgating or ...

America's Favorite Doctors Try to Outdo Their Own Blockbuster

...her excerpts of the book, including: -- Are some foods addictive? -- Are the telltale signs of arterial disease on your earlobes? -- Why is daydreaming good for you? Visitors to the center can also take a Brainpower Quiz, find tips to tune up their systems, take the Body Smarts Quiz, and learn exact...

Move to Daylight Savings Time Increases Risk of Drowsy Driving

...raffic crashes." Experts list several signs that should warn a driver to stop and rest: -- Difficulty focusing, with frequent blinking -- daydreaming or not remembering the last few miles driven -- Head nodding -- Repeated yawning or rubbing eyes -- Drifting out of your lane, tailgating or ...

Light-activated Compound May Be of Help for Epileptics in Future

...ight shines on it. The unexpected result, reported online in Nature Neuroscience, turned several lights on in researchers' heads. "This is daydreaming at this point, but we might one day combine this drug with a small implanted light to stop seizures," says senior author Steven Mennerick, Ph.D. assoc...

"Daydreaming" Network Fails In Autism

...ts are processed. However this does not happen in autistic individuals. Scientists speculate that such patients are awkward socially since there is no daydreaming network. Regions of the brain like the "medial prefrontal cortex, the rostral anterior cingulate and the precuneus" are pretty active during this stag...
Daydreaming in Biological News

Brain's problem-solving function at work when we daydream

...ss moment-to-moment through brain scans, subjective reports from subjects and by tracking their performance on the task. The findings suggest that daydreaming which can occupy as much as one third of our waking lives is an important cognitive state where we may unconsciously turn our attention from immedia...
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