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Attention Span by Gloria Marks, PhD

Our attention span has decreased in the past 15-20 years from approximately 2.5 minutes to 40 seconds before switching screens. This book, published in 2023, discusses the four types of attention we use daily, misconceptions about focus and mutitasking, and how we can gain control of where we pay attention.

What's the difference between focused and rote attention? How long is it possible to focus on a task? What does planned downtime do for your brain?

Attached is a link to the podcast's "Hidden Brain" interview with Dr. Marks for a summary of book.


"Where you spend your attention is where you spend your life," James Clear, author of Atomic Habits.



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