The science behind why your mind keeps wandering

http://www.fastcompany.com/3016114/leadership-now/wait-whats-that-the-science-behind-why-your-mind-keeps-wandering

…people with and without ADHD have attentional behavior that’s different in degree, not in kind. It’s a spectrum

Neuroenergetic Theory – if we grossly simplify the process, it looks like this:

  • 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 more excitable parts of your brain to call for attention?

No wonder I get so “stupid” when I don’t eat enough!

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