Neuroscience

Gray Matter Loves WhiteSpace

Productivity and Execution

When we perform complex, intensive tasks without giving our brains time to recuperate, we experience cognitive fatigue. This depletes our brains' limited resources and negatively impacts performance.

MRI studies have shown that the frontal lobe — a part of the brain that controls our highest levels of cognition — is particularly susceptible to cognitive fatigue.

Without the executive functions of the frontal lobe, we can't strategize and execute complex plans proficiently and effectively. Research suggests the only way to truly recover from cognitive depletion is by giving our brains a break.

WhiteSpace in one's daily routine allows the frontal lobe to regroup and reengage effectively, leading to more efficient neural processing and increased productivity.

 

Creativity

An essential component of insightful problem solving (i.e., having an "Aha! moment") is being able to form connections between prior experiences and the problem at hand. In the brain, this requires communication between the executive frontal lobes and memory areas of the brain. Communication between these brain areas is often impaired by mental fatigue and cognitive overload.

WhiteSpace allows our overloaded brains to recoup the resources needed to form the mental associations necessary for creative insight.

"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor."
- Victor Hugo
The WhiteSpace mindsets and skill-sets when incorporated into your organization will allow your teams to reclaim lost capacity and execute at their finest.

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