Study links daydreaming to problem-solving
Our brains are much more active when we daydream than previously thought, a study has found.
The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that activity in many brain regions increases when our minds wander. It also found that brain areas associated with complex problem-solving – previously thought to go dormant when we daydream – instead buzz with activity.
And to think that when I was a child this was frowned upon. But then I suppose it should not really come as a surprise when less than two decades ago the brain was considered to be the only organ in the body that did not grow. Today we know that it is probably the organ that changes the most of all, showing profound changes during the different stages of growth.