Trends: The Daydreaming Brain and Bad Posture Fix-ups

In this trendwatching podcast, Nora Young mentions this New Scientist article about the brain.  It seems that while daydreaming, the brain is actually intensely active.  What is it doing, and what are we doing if we don’t allow ourselves space to daydream.  New Scientist also has this sidebar which may answer Cathi’s query: is this the part of the brain that’s being stilled during meditation.

Cathi Bond has a great solution for all of us who slump over computers all day: the iPosture. Give yourself a little zap every time you slouch!

Also, Nora points to this warning up at The Guardian that Monday, November 24th is going to be a big day for worms and viruses.

2 Responses to Trends: The Daydreaming Brain and Bad Posture Fix-ups

  1. I'm not sure that this glorious technological life makes me daydream less.

    I think it may cause me to daydream more, and then look up historical details on wikipedia. I think I'd rather look at clouds than have my gadgets zap me for my own good. Would such a zap trigger a daydream–or interrupt one? I am comforted by the idea that I do have intense brain activity–if only in my dreams.

  2. Ha! Thanks for the comment. Yes, that would be a problem if every time you started to daydream, your iPosture zapped you out of it!