How to Improve Your Attention Span


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By Plosive Productions, Tessa Coates, and Stevie Martin. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Struggling to focus? Got distracted three times even while reading that three-word sentence? Stevie and Tessa work out how to improve their attention spans with expert advice from the world of neuroscience so they can concentrate a bit better. Unsurprisingly phones and social media aren’t helpful but, surprisingly, they discover a simple breathing trick you can try when your mind wanders that actually works.

That book recommendation: ‘The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World

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Recorded by Naomi Parnell and edited by Ben Williams for Plosive Productions.

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