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Weird Brain Facts

Research has shown that we spend about one third to a half of our time up in the clouds daydreaming, drifting, or thinking off-task. Whatever the term you choose to use, it implies that the brain is not working during that time.

However, scientists now know the brain is unusually active during that time. That’s because the brain activates several areas associated with complex problem solving. So, while the brain may not be concentrating on the task at hand, it unconsciously turns its attention to sort through other important problems.