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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Daydreaming is Good. It Means You’re Smart

Daydreaming is Good. It Means You’re Smart
Image Credit: Georgia Institute of Technology
If you are ‘daydreaming’ then you are ‘smart’

Finally, it’s true you aren’t an idiot. A new study has proven that daydreaming isn’t a bad thing at all rather it suggests that the person is incredible smart and creative. A number of people all around the world are caught daydreaming at their desk, during work, walking around the park, in a meeting, eating, travelling and almost any time. This habit is seen as a bad attention span or inattentiveness or laziness on the part of the person and sometimes it even comes with social stigma. However scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology has stated that mere reason some people daydream is that their efficient brain has so much brain capacity that it can’t stop their mind from wandering off.

The people behind this awesome discovery


This discovery has been made by Eric Schumacher, associate psychology professor from Georgia Tech, and his team of students and colleagues. They had worked hard to measure the brain patterns of more than 100 people using the MRI machine. While lying down in the MRI machine participants were simply asked to focus their brain on a stationary fixation point for just five minutes. Next the team of researchers used the collected data from the participants in order to identify which of the brain parts worked together in this experiment.

The lead co-author of this research Christine Godwin had clarified that analyzing the correlated brain regions they were able to see which brain areas were utilized during the awake and resting state. During the research scientists found that these brain patterns also brought an astonishing insight into the view. These brain patterns also showed varying cognitive abilities in different participants which was a surprise for everyone.

 

Finding the new things about DayDreaming


At first researchers analyzed the data to understand how brains works in unison during ‘resting’ state. Then this data was used to compare the tests in which participants intellectual and creative ability was measured. Apart from the analysis of the collected data researchers also gave a questionnaire to the participants which mainly focused on how much their mind usually wandered in daily life. After carefully going through all the data researchers found that participants who reported frequent dray dreaming instances usually score higher on the intellectual and creative ability while those with fewer day dreaming instances happened to showcases lesser intellectual and creative ability.

Schumacher has stated that usually people saw the daydreaming habit as a really bad thing which isn’t the case anymore. This research shows that some of the people have highly efficient brain which makes it difficult of the person to pay attention even if they want to and thus their mind goes wandering around. A trick can help in finding whether your brain is highly efficient or not. If any person tend to zone in and out of the conversation or tasks but they have the ability get back to it without missing any important point or steps then such person has a efficient brain.

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