Written by Anna Aylward
This month we have focused on focus! This article includes some interesting resources about the science of focus and attention, the reasons behind the problems, and simple methods that we can use to improve.
This blog post discusses the two brain systems that help you control your focus, and ways that you can rest them in order to focus better when you really need it. The description of System 1 and System 2 in the brain relevant to focus is interesting, but while it mentions meditation as one method to improve focus, the research on this shows mixed results, and needs further exploration!
This article review written by David Nield summarizes a study performed that studied a previously found correlation between attention and bilingualism, which showed that people switching back and forth between languages improves focus on tasks, more than just the ability to block out distractions.
This article, written by Joseph Cardillo, the author of the book Can I Have Your Attention? describes how decreased attention can affect more aspects of our life than we realize, and describes some easy strategies to combat the reasons that we lose focus that we don’t even notice.