"People tend to think of mind wandering as something that is bad. You try to pay attention and you can't. Our data are consistent with the idea that this isn't always true. Some people have more efficient brains," said Eric Schumacher, Associate Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, US. Day dreaming could be an indication of higher efficiency and capacity of brain to think, and this extra efficient brain may wander when performing easy tasks, he said. For the study the team measured the brain patterns of people while they lay in an MRI machine. This data was then used to identify which areas of the brain work together during an awake and resting state.
"The correlated brain regions gave us insight about which areas of the brain work together during an awake, resting state," said Christine Godwin, doctoral student at the varsity. "Interestingly, research has suggested that these same brain patterns measured during these states are related to different cognitive abilities," Godwin added.
The findings revealed Individuals who reported more frequent daydreaming scored higher on intellectual and creative ability and had more efficient brain systems measured in the MRI machine, the researchers said.
1. Vitamin C and B: Vitamin C has long been associated with mental agility, B Vitamins are also known to guard against age-related brain ailments and cognitive decline . Load up on blackcurrants, citrus fruits, fish, green leafy vegetables, mushrooms, peanuts, sesame seeds, eggs to rev up your brain power.
2. Nuts and Seeds: A handful of seeds and nuts may help increase your brainpower significantly. Pumpkin seeds are loaded with zinc. Zinc helps sharpening your memory. Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 and other essential nutrients crucial for brain functioning and memory skills.
3. Berries: Eating blueberries daily can help combat against the onset of short term memory loss. Berries in general, including strawberries, when consumed regularly can help delay age-related memory decline.
5. Wholegrains: These are considered to be the powerhouse of energy and help you keep alert and focus better. While consuming wholegrains, energy is released in the body in form of sugar which assists our brain in functioning properly.
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