Daydreaming is a good thing!

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.


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