Too many people think evolution demeans our species. But maybe evolutionary theory indicates the opposite: our special place among life on Earth.
Every time I sat down to read—or to do anything that required sustained attention—I found I could only focus on a task for a few minutes. It felt like my brain had changed—for the worse.
Strategies to avoid the pitfalls of distractions and interruptions, improve your cognitive control, reduce goal interference, and aid your distracted mind.