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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lost In Thought: Our Brains Are Built To Daydream


Our brains are built to daydream. Daydreaming keeps our minds active while helping us manage life and be creative.


What triggers daydreams and determines their content is still a question. Daydreaming is so routine that we usually think little about it or how it affects us. The types are so varied that there is still no definition of daydreaming that researchers agree upon. However, what is agreed upon is daydreaming is an important, intriguing and necessary part of mental life.

Daydreaming
Daydreaming

Our minds constantly flip from one thought to another and one type of daydream to another. Daydreaming is not a waste of time; it is something everyone does naturally. Daydreaming is the gateway to creativity, problem solving and boosting productivity. A single daydream lasts only seconds to a few minutes. While daydreams usually draw on some part of reality, they lack some of reality's constraints. You may want to tell your boss where to go in real life but are constrained to do so, however in your daydream you are in control and your boss gets an earful. A daydreamer might be stuck in traffic and imagining escaping the noise and confusion by flying over traffic in a brand new flying car.

In contrast to what its name may suggest, daydreaming seems to be quite different from the dreams experienced during sleep. Whether it is worrying or fantasizing, all of us daydream letting our minds escape from the task at hand. Freud described daydreams as infantile and a means of escaping from the necessary chores of the world into fantasies of wish-fulfillment however; daydreaming is an essential cognitive tool. When you are daydreaming, your mind naturally cycles through different modes of thinking, and different areas of your brain are involved in a completed tango. Our brains are built to daydream. Daydreaming keeps our minds active while helping us manage life and be creative.

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