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Could daydreaming actually be healthy for your brain?

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You’re working diligently on a project and your mind begins to wander as you look out the window and daydream different scenarios about what a squirrel-shaped cloud could be chasing. Recent research from a Harvard study of mice finds that this daydream detour may play a role in brain plasticity.

On Cincinnati Edition, we’ll learn more about daydreaming and what the research shows.

Guests:

  • Rhonna Shatz, DO, adjunct associate professor, division director for behavioral neurology, University of Cincinnati
  • Stephen Becker, Ph.D., associate division director of research, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children's

University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's are financial supporters of Cincinnati Public Radio.

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