Why Overthinking Is Holding You Back

April 15, 2015 11:38 AM

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Why Overthinking Is Holding You Back

Do you have a hard time quieting your thoughts and keeping your brain from going into overdrive? In addition to making you more stressed and anxious, new research suggests that a hyperactive mind could hinder your ability to perform simple tasks.

In a study published last week in the journal Nature Neuroscience, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that people whose brains used unnecessary thinking processes while trying to learn a basic task were slower to master it than people whose brains only used essential functions.

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