I got distracted. Heh.

The Brain: Stop Paying Attention: Zoning Out Is a Crucial Mental State

I’m not sure I buy the “inebriated zone out less” theory, though. Oh, if I read more carefully, it looks like the researchers agree:

But when we are drunk, that figure doubles. In other words, inebriated subjects report less mind wandering only because they are less aware of their own minds.

I guess I should pay closer attention. Meh.

What will be interesting to me is when they apply this research to:

  • Autism
  • Education

In both cases, I think that there are some very interesting lessons to be learned for parents and teachers.