Jonathan Fields

The Secret Psychology of To-Do’s. How Sight Turns Off Sound.

to-do listIn today’s GLP Update, we’re talking about a hidden reason why a to-do list may be your savior (even if you hate them), and a cool study that reveals how focusing intensely on visual tasks just might just make you momentarily deaf to certain sounds.

Ah, the old to-do list. Some people love them. Others outright hate them. Some refuse anything but a paper to-do list or a planner, others need an app. Love or hate, there are a few hidden reasons why exploring both a to-do list and a “to-done” list might make you not only more productive, but way more upbeat and happy.

And, on the science side of things, in today’s Good Life Science Update, we’re diving into some fascinating research on how the bandwidth needed to see fiercely and listen intently sometimes wars with each other. That leads your brain to sometimes have to choose. How and why, and how it might impact you (and give you an excuse for “not hearing certain things or people, lol) is what we’re talking about. And, as always, for those want to go to the source, here’s a link to the full study.

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