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How ‘Soft Fascination’ Helps Restore Your Tired Brain

Attention fatigue is a threat to your cognitive and mental health

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Imagine shining a flashlight at a wall in a dark, empty room.

If you walk toward the wall, the light will contract. The closer you get to the wall, the smaller and more concentrated the beam of…




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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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