Need a whole brain workout? Try daydreaming and imagining solving in the future.
Harvard, researchers found that college volunteers imagining future scenarios and solving problems there activated both the default network (also know as the "daydreaming network") and executive function brain regions. So it's daydreaming with a purpose.
The default or daydreaming network includes multiple bilateral brain areas that are turned down when external attention switches on.
May that's why many visionary personalities are often recalled as daydreamers in their childhood (and adulthood too if the truth be known) ...Maybe they were building better visionary brains in their youths while other more externally attentive children weren't. Wouldn't it be a pity if we don't give children time to boost their default networks?
One famous daydreamer in history was Isaac Newton: "
Solving Future Problems - Default Network, Executive Function, and Mental Simulations