Blinking gives your brain a mini-nap

Blinking gives your brain a mini-nap.

Blinking gives your brain a mini-nap.

Scientists from Japan’s Osaka University examined 20 healthy young adults in a brain scanner as they watched segments of the British comedy “Mr. Bean.” When subjects blinked, the researchers noticed a power-down within the brain’s visual cortex and somateosensory cortex, as well as in areas that manage attention.