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The Nuance

This Is What’s Happening in Your Brain When You’re Daydreaming

WWhat does the human brain do with its free time? A team of neuroscientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis wanted to find out, so they recruited a few dozen people and asked them to sit in…

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Markham Heid

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.