Research shows that the type of task – and style of music – tend to determine whether listening will help or hinder your performance.
You're not as good as blocking out distractions as you think you are.
The legalization of cannabis has started a discussion about on-the-job impairment. But drugs are not the only problem. Engineers should design workplaces that minimize the potential for human error.
If innovations of our digital age are largely to blame for decreasing attention spans, don't they also hold possible solutions?
Many studies have shown that time outdoors is good for our physical health. Three wilderness education experts explain why periods alone in nature also provide mental and spiritual benefits.
Everybody wants more self-control, but it's proven difficult to beef up through training. New research suggests that what your social group does might be key to enhancing your own self-control skills.
For those who are finding the social distancing isolating, here are some lessons from ancient hermits, who often found joy in being alone.
We disapprove of distraction and consider attention as being valuable. What if they were, in fact, morally charged words, referring to the same behavior? Here's what early Christian monks thought.
Schools should carefully consider the messages that are sent by how they have constructed the learning environment.