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Brain fatigue

July 24, 2008

Making too many choices in a day can tire our brains, according to a new article in Scientific American magazine. And it’s not just major life decisions that wear us down — deciding whether or not to eat a cookie also adds to our brain fatigue. Apparently, what counts is the total number of decisions we make in a day.

The article recommends that we avoid making important decisions when our brains are tired.

Food for thought.

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3 comments

  1. Does this mean that we should just eat that cookie, and not even think about it?! 🙂


  2. Hi, Anne.

    I agree — enjoy it and don’t hassle yourself!


  3. Hi, Cindy – I regretfully know first hand that the worst time to send out an email that might be controversial or taken the wrong way is just before going home for the day. I always thought it was due to just being tired, but it seems as though there might be some rationale behind it.

    Bud (yes, its me!)



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