“People spend nearly half their waking hours thinking about something other than what they are doing, a study revealed today.” Also just in, researchers dream up studies that conclude the bloody obvious to justify their paychecks and/or provide unending fodder to the Blogosphere:
Researchers at Harvard University found that people’s minds wander on average 46.9 per cent of the time, when they think about things that aren’t going on around them.
Participants in the survey, which analysed behaviour recorded on an iPhone web app, said they were distracted no less than 30 per cent of the time during every activity, except making love, when they were more focused than usual.
Except that then they’re also thinking about baseball.
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