Brief breaks improve cognitive function

5 Apr

A 2011 paper, published in Cognition suggests that breaks improve vigilance. From the paper:

“In conclusion, we demonstrated that heightened levels of vigilance can be maintained over prolonged periods of time with the use of brief, relatively rare and actively controlled disengagements from the vigilance task.”

This reminds me of the Pomodoro technique, of which I use a modified version.

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