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How to Stop Training Yourself Out of Focus

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs The first generation to be raised with smartphones is entering college, and professors are letting us know the outcome of this worldwide, uncontrolled experiment in attention modification. It's clear to professors teaching this generation that something major has changed. Some call it the "ADD [...]

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Secrets of productivity: Flow, time, music, and your heartbeat!

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs Have you ever been so engrossed in your work that you were amazed to find that hours had passed when you thought it had been only minutes? This is a critical hallmark of cognitive flow, which describes a state of being immersed in productive [...]

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On the intimate connection between focus and well-being

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs Unsurprisingly, my son, who is an only child and just started his junior year at a new high school, was wanting my attention a lot the other day. I know he needed my attention, but I was distracted by my need to relax. I [...]

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Do your focus tools work? Part five: Boosting your creativity

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs   So you want to be a better creative thinker? Maybe you want to be more creative in solving problems at work, or you want to write a novel and you can't get the plot down, or you want to learn how to write [...]

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Do your focus tools work? Part four: Are you drawing on information from the future?

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs I never know how to start this discussion. I meet new colleagues who aren't in my field, and when they ask what my research interests are, I say "time perception" or "the relationship between unconscious and conscious representations of events in time." I generally [...]

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Do your focus tools work? Part three: What about your inner space?

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs Summary: This is part three of a series of posts examining how the focus tool Focus@Will works, based on a recent series of experiments. In part one, I explored self-reported focus and described the evidence that the “focused feeling” you get with Focus@Will is [...]

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The Life-Saving Tools of Mental Focus and Mindfulness

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs   The moving truck comes in two days, nothing is packed, there are three remaining major work tasks that must be done this week, and my son wants me to troubleshoot his Spotify account -- right now, if possible. Oh, and after we get [...]

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What Quantum Mechanics Can Teach Us About Focus, Part 2

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs   Last week, I wrote about the parallels between quantum mechanics (QM) and mental focus. I got a lot of feedback, and I learned that a few ideas were not totally clear. So this brief post is dedicated to clarifying those ideas. Just like [...]

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What Quantum Mechanics Can Teach Us About Focus

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs   I am up to my ears in arguments about the fundamental nature of reality, and I don’t understand much about that, but I know something about mental focus. I have just spent 48 hours in a conference on quantum mechanics at the Pacific [...]

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Are You a “Toxin Handler” at Work?

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs. Every workplace has toxic emotions floating around. Stuff happens, people feel things. Promotions are made or not made, layoffs are survived or not survived. People regularly say and do things that hurt other people, sometimes intentionally, but mostly unintentionally. All of this produces emotions [...]