Category: Fact Friday

Fact Friday: Listen to Unfamiliar Music to Increase Productivity

“So if you like jazz, don’t listen to jazz while working, because, although that music will give you pleasure, it will also release dopamine in your brain, actually distracting you. Unfamiliar music, on the other hand, maximizes the focus effect you could get from music—extending your concentration time up to about 100 minutes.”

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Choose Unfamiliar Work Music for Better Productivity and Focus | Lifehacker.com | 2.26.13

 

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Fact Friday: Your Desk is Trying to Kill You

“…when we sit all day, ‘electrical activity in the muscles drops… leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects,’ and sadly even getting regular doses of exercise doesn’t offset the damage. But now there’s new evidence of the harm of sitting. Not only is it making you fatter, it might also be making you dumber.”

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Your Desk is Making You Stupid | Inc.com | 7.18.2012

 

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Fact Friday: Brainpower Decreases With Multitasking

“Switching from task to task, you think you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” says Earl Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT in the article Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again by Jon Hamilton. In fact, a study published in NeuroImage found managing two mental tasks at once has been proven to reduce the brainpower available for either task … ”

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The Awful Truth Behind Multitasking | Avery.com | 2009

 

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