Tuesday, May 19, 2015

We have goldfish--and they are not focused

Maybe not so genius move...
Medical Daily, in a story by Lizette Borreli, says a recent study by Microsoft says our attention span has gone from 12 seconds to 8 seconds in a decade.

A goldfish can stay concentrated on finding the food flakes longer than that! Nine seconds, people!

This study was 54 pages--guess they knew no one would read the thing. They looked at 1,000 Canadians over 18 and also monitored the brain activity of 100 other people in the lab.

Heavy multi-screeners had problems filtering out irrelevant stimuli.

Upshot: The ability to stay focused is now a superpower.

What can you do to keep up with genius goldfish?

Drink more fluids--mild dehydration can cause a lack of concentration. Makes sense--fish are petty hydrated all right.

Exercise--ditto--fish never stop moving.

Avoid electronic devices--easy peasy for fish--water shorts out their phones.

It's a wonder fish even take the hook, cool as they are.

I am going out back and give mine a treat.

No comments: