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Wait, What's That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering ∞


Here is a basic run down of why you can’t stay focused…

  • After 12 seconds of effort, your neurons are running on empty.
  • They first look to glial cells for lactate, a readily used sugar.
  • If glial cells can’t find lactate, they look for glycogen, which they store up at night and later convert to energy.
  • If your neurons can’t find lactate or glycogen, they get exhausted—enabling other parts of your brain to call for attention


Aug 28, 2013