Psychology & Psychiatry

Research examines how to stay on task

Our ability to pay attention to tasks—a key component of our everyday lives—is heavily influenced by factors like motivation, arousal, and alertness. Maintaining focus can be especially challenging when the task is boring ...


Q&A: Is there a wrong way—or time—to nap?

I am retired, and although I generally enjoy less hectic days now, I keep busy. Part of my routine includes trying to squeeze in a nap on most afternoons. My wife tells me that I'm doing it wrong because I often wake up groggy. ...

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