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The Myth of our Shrinking Attention Span

I am sure you have heard various reports that our attention spans are shrinking. In our busy lives where we have very little time to think, it is easy to accept this as a fact, but can we take a moment to unpack this? First of all, I wonder, do we ever question how these reports define ‘attention’? What was the research measuring, how was it measured and are the results really true indicators of what is happening in our own brains? Is it clicks on screens or quality time with people we love? What is it and what was the point? Do we ever ask ourselves this? Either way, could I ask you to now?

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