Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Americans and their brains are preoccupied with work much of the time. New research has shown that our brains need downtime not only to rejuvenate but also to process recent experiences and to solve problems with daydreaming.

And science has confirmed the importance of rest for the brain for memory, creativity and motor skills. Click below to read the fascinating article.

Read the entire article on why your brain needs more downtime in Scientific American.

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