Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work
Editor's Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list. One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do. On many occasions, I find myself convinced that there is a certain way to do things, only to find out that actually that’s the completely wrong way to think about it. For example, I always found it fairly understandable that we can multitask. Well, according to the latest research studies, it’s literally impossible for our brains to handle two tasks at the same time. Recently, I came across more of these fascinating experiments and ideas that helped a ton to adjust my workflow towards how our brain actually works (instead of how I thought it does). So here are 10 of the most surprising things our brain does and what we can learn from this information. 1. Here’s how it breaks down: For night owls, this is obviously a much later period in the day. 2. 3. 4. Improved memory 5. 6.
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