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Top 3 Focus Myths –> Top 3 Focus Tips

By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs   I write about the mechanisms of focus a lot. But it's time for an all-out rant. Why? Because there are some basic misunderstandings about focus, and they are affecting people around me. When these myths are cleared up, people's lives get a ton [...]

Focus is a Feminist Issue*

*With apologies to Susie Orbach, author of Fat is a Feminist Issue By Julia Mossbridge, MA, Ph.D., "Dr. Julia" Science Director, Focus@Will labs   What is it about focus that matters so much to me that I'm devoting my own focus to trying to understand it scientifically? I didn't know the answer until last week, when [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]