Ever catch yourself daydreaming and were suddenly interrupted — jarred back to reality by a teacher, parent or boss? Let’s take things one step further, can you recall your thoughts five minutes ago? What about what you ate for dinner last night, or wore to work last week? Even better, can you recall what you were thinking about just moments before you opened this email?
Dr. Michael Kane undertakes one of the most complex machines known to mankind, the human brain. His work examines mind-wandering and how it affects overall success. Kane’s intriguing study also links memory to such mental disorders as schizophrenia and the ability to stay on task and/or learn new material.
Today, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. UNC-TV’s “Science Now” series will investigate Dr. Kane’s research and how it enlightens our understanding about what ours brains are really doing when we daydream.
Tune in and see UNCG research at work – watch the video.