It's thought that our vigilance towards studying decreases over time so we lose focus and don't want to pay attention anymore.
But why is it then that we can instantly focus on something else other than what we're studying? Like say, a TV show, or conversation with someone?
Attention span may not be an issue.
That was an idea that professor Alejandro Llears decided to put to the test of science.
Turns out taking short breaks while studying prevents our brain from ignoring a constant, and therefore "ignorable" variable in our environment.. that book in front of us.
Brief diversions vastly improve focus, researchers find