How Daydreaming Can Fix Your Brain
“A lot of the artifacts of digital life require that we make decisions,” says neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on this week’s episode of the Inquiring Minds podcast. “Do I look at this email or not? Now that I’ve looked at it, do I respond to it? Do I file it? Do I deal with it now?” While each of these little decisions seems harmless and trivial, from the perspective of your brain, they are all draining. Your brain sucks nutrients out of your bloodstream like a greedy glutton, with about 20 percent of all of your body’s energy feeding this relatively small organ. And every thought, every decision, depletes neural resources.