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Scientists Reveal the Number of Times You're Actually Conscious Each Minute

Our attention systems

Our attention systems

According to scientists at Princeton University, the brain oscillates in and out of focus four times every second.

That means the brain stops focusing on the task at hand about 240 times a minute.

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