#4 - Has your ability to focus peaked? | Curio

#4 - Has your ability to focus peaked?

20 mins | Jul 11, 2021

Today's episode from 12th July 2021. First this morning, the ongoing case of Britney Spears' conservatorship has put into the spotlight the issue of forced birth control - something the US has a long, dark history with. And a little later, we could all do with some help with being less distracted, couldn't we? We've got just the thing. Speaking publicly for the first time about the conservatorship, the singer revealed that she is forced to keep an IUD contraceptive despite wanting more children. Moira Donegan argues that this is reflective of oppressive reproductive and disability rights used against women in the US. An increasingly digital world results in an increasing number of distractions during times of concentration. And unfortunately, it doesn’t get any better the older you are. In collaboration with neuroscientists Chelsea Robertson, this instalment of Nir and Far explores why focusing and ignoring are not two sides of the same coin. Here they reveal how to improve our ability to pay attention, remove distractions and boost our ability to focus on one task at a time. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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