Daydreaming is Good

Wandering Thoughts – Frederick Alfred Slocombe – Photo by Bonhams – Public Domain

I knew it! All those hours I spent gazing out the window weren’t an indication of my bone-lazy inattentiveness at all. They were showing how smart I am. Yeah! I knew it.

The online science magazine, Eurekalert!, tells us about a paper published in the journal Neuropsychologia. It’s about a study about daydreaming and cognitive ability.

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that daydreaming during meetings isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It might be a sign that you’re really smart and creative.

Those who reported more frequent daydreaming scored higher on intellectual and creative ability and had more efficient brain systems measured in the MRI machine.

… higher efficiency means more capacity to think, and the brain may mind wander when performing easy tasks.

So, there you go. Next time someone upbraids you for wool-gathering, tell them it’s because you’re smarter than they are.

via Daydreaming is good. It means you’re smart | EurekAlert! Science News

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Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.

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