People spend an average of 30% of their working hours off-task, and devote a significant amount of that time to daydreaming. Psychologists at UNC Greensboro are studying the situations in which and reasons why daydreaming occurs.
NC Essential Science Standards Alignment: None.
- When are people most likely to daydream?
- When might daydreaming be considered dangerous?
- About how much time do you spend daydreaming, and when are you most likely to do it? (You might want to set up a daylong experiment where you track it.)
- National Geographic: Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming
- Live Science: Surprise! Daydreaming Really Works the Brain
- Smithsonian.com: The Benefits of Daydreaming