Distractions harm focus in a way that compounds.

External distractions: significant effect on office workers. Turn off/remove distraction options; brain prefers to focus on what’s visible.

Internal distractions: Ambient neural activity causes stream of random memories. Default network takes over between focuses 0G3A4A.

Stopping or preventing distraction is difficult 0G3G2.

Always scanning for surprises or changes which are distracting.