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How Short Information Breaks Help Your Brain

How Short Information Breaks Help Your Brain

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How to support learning and memory

A 1989 study revealed that the sleeping brain likes to replay its recent experiences and that doing so supports learning and memory. Recently, they found that replay also happens while we're awake.

When you hear something useful, your mind ...

  • Replay reactivates related experiences. Replaying information causes the brain to look for relevant memories to contextualise and understand new information.
  • Replay supports your brain's grasp of motor and spatial information.

But, replay...

Memory failures

The general media landscape does its best to capture all your attention with a steady stream of stimulating content. There is the infinite scroll design of most social media sites. Netflix and YouTube jump to the next show or clip the moment you've finished watching something.

These design ...

Your brain needs regular breathers

Social media information overload can lead to depressive symptoms and reduced well-being. More significantly, an overloaded brain is a confused brain that lapse in memory, judgement, and emotion regulation.

Your brain needs time to wander from time to time, especially if you've enga...

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