15 January, 2014

2-1-23 the human mind: Novelty

-          We prefer to have wide variety of input instead of having the same input repeatedly
Scientists have found that:
-          Average people can stay paying attention to something that doesn't change for 10 minutes, and the maximum individual time is 30 minutes
-          After that, the mind's attention starts to shift to somewhere else. The attention really declines
So,
-          Every 10 minutes you should give something new, interesting, different to people in order not to lose their attention
-          The moment you get boring, the mind (people's mind or your mind itself) will shift attention to something else 
-          You should make something new every 10 minutes when you are doing the same thing for a long time:
-          Change posture
-          Yawn and stretch your arms
-          Eat, drink something
-          Sing a little
-          Change the way you do things
-          Tell a joke
-          Act a very small scene
-          Move around
-          Jump
-          Change seats
-          Do 10 push ups, sit ups, squats
-            Look at something else

Don't be engaged in distracting activities to refresh audience/yourself. For more info check this infographic image:    

source: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/the-hierarchy-of-digital-distractions/