The old thinking: Scribbling circles on a notepad while your company's chief inspiration officer drones on about
synergy means you have trouble focusing.
The new wisdom: Doodling can boost your mind's ability to notice and remember
mundane information by nearly 30 percent, according to research from the
University of Plymouth. The theory is that the act of drawing makes use
of visuospacial processes in the brain
that might otherwise be used for daydreaming, thereby preventing your
mind from wandering.