How much of your focus is tuned to your "inner" versus "outer" worlds?
This page contains two versions of a test of the "attentional blink," a measure of how much incoming information you miss when you're engaging in a "goal directed" task. One study by Mary MacLean and colleagues (2012) related the magnitude of individual "blink" responses to resting state brain rhythms in alpha and beta frequencies. Research in our lab (by former PhD student Brianna Yamasaki, 2018) has shown that factors related to multilingual language experience also shape the speed of this temporary "blindness" to the outside world. To learn more about your brain, click the link on the left to participate in our research, or the link on the right if you'd prefer we not collect data, or to do a quicker test. To learn even more about your neural rhythms, or about how language experience shapes them, please consider picking up a copy of The Neuroscience of You, available August 2nd.