ATG Quirkies: Summertime Advice: How to Read in a Moving Car

idiot brainEver wonder why some folks get a little queasy when trying to read the latest bestseller while riding shotgun on a long road trip?

 Well, it appears that the mystery is solved.  Evidently, it has something to do with our “idiot brain” – at least according to neuroscientist and author Dean Burnett.  He explains it all in his new book  Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To — which Science of Us excerpted earlier this week. It has something to do with the way reading while in motion interferes with the way your thalamus does its job.  Obviously, we can’t go into the details here so check out this postor better yet, read the book – preferably not while your riding down the highway.

(Thanks again to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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