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The Neuroscience Of Mind-Wandering

Our brain’s executive system is active during any goal-oriented task, where there is a level of focus required.

During a period of passivity, the large scale brain networks become the default mode networks and work in tandem. This is our period of rest, where the entire brain is in a relaxed but highly active state.

This period is when we let our brain generate spontaneous thoughts while not being focused on anything.

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Procrastination and mind-wandering, in general, can be a useful distraction and you can do the following to make the most of them:

For at least two thousand years, our minds have been wandering away from the object of focus.

Our brain is oscillating between two different brain states: Focused thinking and Diffused thinking. This is the reason people have shower thoughts or sudden solutions to problems that are bothering them for long.

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