Absent-minded Children are More Brainy, Says Study

Absent-minded Children are More Brainy, Says Study

As per reported information, a recently concluded research, which was carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has revealed that parents must really feel proud in case their child is absentminded most of the times.

It has been revealed that the absentmindedness may well be an indication of sheer brilliance and intelligence of your ward. In this regard, the researchers have discovered that kids having wandering minds in fact have sharper brains. In addition, it has been said that children who are distracted almost always have far more capacity of holding information in their brain as compared to the majority of their diligent mates.

The study further revealed that those who are distracted frequently have increased levels of "working memory", which further provides them an ability to concentrate on two tasks at the same time.

While expressing his opinion in this regard, along with revealing the significance of the findings in the real world in the time to follow, one of the researchers, Smallwood, said: “What this study seems to suggest is that, when circumstances for the task aren’t very difficult, people who have additional working memory resources deploy them to think about things other than what they’re doing”.

During the course of the study, which was led by Daniel Levinson, the participants were either made to press a button for responding to the look and feel of a various letter visible on a screen, or were made to tap timely with their breath.

The researchers then analyzed periodically for asking whether or not their minds were busy wandering. They ended by measuring the working memory capacity of the participants, thereby providing them a mark for their aptitude of remembering a sequence of letters which were interspersed with simple math questions.


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