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When Being Distracted is a Good Thing

When Being Distracted is a Good Thing | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

I selected this article from Howard Rinegold's collection, which is full of great information and resources to help you navigate effectively and find relevant information and tune out the distraction and much more.


I'm continually researching to find ways to help others find their way through the maze and be more effective. I particularly liked what the author had to say:

 

This piece was written by Jan Brogan for The Boston Globe 

 

She refers to a question from Harvard Researcher and psychologist, Shelly H. Carson's, book, Your Creative Brain


Why do we get some of best ideas in the shower?


This has happened to me on numerous occasions, reading this gave me an a-ha moment, something I already knew but this was a great reminder.

 

After reading this article, here's my takeaway, and it's something I need to remember

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They say sometimes it's good to get distracted when you're trying to solve a problem.


**Disengaging from fixating and obsessing on the challenge loses its grip on me and helps frees up my thinking


Now that I'm distracted it gives me time to reaccess and perhaps find the answer or solution or open a pathway to an action that may lead me in the right direction.

 

Good stuff, thank you Howard for posting this today!

 

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How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education [Videos]

How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education [Videos] | Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions | Scoop.it

Absolutely fascinating - Maria Popova from her blog Brainpickings brings us  Cathy Davidson, founder of Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, who has written a thought provoking new book,  Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn — a meditation on how “attention blindness” the peculiar phenomenon illustrated by Harvard’s famous invisible gorilla experiment, (which is shown in one of the videos in this post) has produced one of our culture’s greatest disconnects, the inability to reconcile the remarkable changes induced by the digital age with the conventions of yesteryear’s schools and workplaces.


"As long as we focus on the object we know, we will miss the new one we need to see. The process of unlearning in order to relearn demands a new concept of knowledge not as thing but as a process, not as a noun but as a verb.” ~ Cathy Davidson


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