Is Daydreaming Good for You?

Is daydreaming good for you? That’s the question on the front page of today’s LA Times. New research suggests that when we let our minds wander, we are actually using something called the brain’s “default mode network.” And the more scientists learn about the brain’s “neutral setting,” the closer they are to understanding psychiatric conditions like autism and depression. Experts now believe that when we daydream we are actually creating systems to understand the world around us and developing tools to “help us navigate human interactions and quickly make sense of and react to information.”


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