concentration

mental health

A Short Run May Help You Focus Better Than Meditating

Moderate exercise translates to immediate benefits for brain functioning, a new study shows.
Christian Jarrett
10.23.18
Stress

Being Stressed Out Wrecks Your Ability to Plan Ahead

It's called stress-induced ego depletion.
Nick Hobson
5.18.18
mind

You Can Trick Your Brain Into Being More Focused

There are four different kinds of creative flow.
Caroline Williams
5.2.18
cognitive performances

When Should a Prescription Drug's Side Effects Count as a Disability?

“Part of me can kind of understand where they're coming from, but most of me doesn't.”
Sarah Scoles
9.11.17
zzz

There's a Sweet Spot for Making Your Power Nap Count

Consider this before your next mid-day snooze.
Alexandra Ossola
8.17.17
Gaming

This Brainwave-Based Arcade Game Was Designed to Improve Concentration

Miyeon Kim’s ‘Link-Link’ game measures your brainwaves using an EEG biosensor headset.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.4.17
Narcomania

College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays

It's not just students taking modafinil to help them power through their workload.
Max Daly
7.6.16
Living With It

How People with ADHD Deal with Constant Smartphone Notifications

A new study of 221 young people found "ADHD-like symptoms" present in their smartphone habits, but what about people who actually have ADHD?
Sophie Hyatt
5.12.16
Health

How People with ADHD Deal with Constant Smartphone Notifications

A new study of 221 young people found "ADHD-like symptoms" present in their smartphone habits, but what about people who actually have ADHD?
Sophie Hyatt and Tim Noble
5.12.16
lit up

High on Audio: I Tried to Relax With Binaural Beats

The Monroe Institute has been going since the 70s and claims its Hemi-Sync program can lead to "discovery of self through technology."
Liam Shaughnessy
11.23.15
Stuff

Is the Newest University Study Drug Technically Cheating?

With the mounting pressure placed on students, many turn to smart drugs to help them study. And in the pursuit of good grades, who cares if it's fair, legal, or safe?
Emma Do
10.30.15
NEW YORK CITY

The Lamp That Can Tell How Focused You Are

Clara combines EEG technology with ambient lighting to help users concentrate.
Kari Paul
9.28.15
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