How your brain ignores distractions

February 4, 2015 12:38 PM

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How your brain ignores distractions

From the feeling of clothes against the skin, to the sounds of cocktail party chatter, the human brain is constantly blocking out information that could be distracting. Now, a new study reveals how the brain achieves this ignoring feat.

In the study, researchers scanned people's brains while someone was lightly tapping on the participants' fingers and toes. When the researchers told the participants to ignore the feelings in their hands or feet, the scans showed more synchrony between brain waves in different parts of their noodles...

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