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Why Your Brain Needs Idle Time

Some vital brain functions demand downtime

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Every week, the Nuance will go beyond the basics, offering a deep and researched look at the latest science and expert insights on a buzzed-about health topic.

YYour attention may be your most precious resource, and you only have so much of it to spread around each day.

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Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

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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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