Optimal Inattention

It may not always be polite but optimal inattention, aka willful ignoring, someone or something is a necessity. Let's explore with a study on hands and feet, not to mention our wildly distracted eyes in this episode of the Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast.

Optimal Inattention

Image Caption: A man writes in a notebook near the high waves caused by Storm Ernesto along the south coast in Santo Domingo on August 4, 2012. (ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/GettyImages)

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Topics in this Podcast: human experience, willpower, neuroscience