This is your brain at work

Jan 21, 2010

It's distracted, drained, and deluged by a seemingly constant onslaught of email, meetings and demands. It’s enough to make a brain shut down and—according to author David Rock—it will, especially at 3pm. Why? Our brains aren’t built to focus on complicated things for hours…and hours…on end. But as the economy tightens, employees are taking on even more responsibilities. So how’s a brain to cope? In his new book, "Your Brain at Work", Rock says a little neuroscience know-how can go a long way towards improving our performance. Hot tip: brainiacs take breaks.

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