ABSTRACT:- AIM:-: To determine the improvement of thinking through daydreamingOBJECTIVE : To estimate about how does the daydreaming benefit the state of thinking in humansMATERIALS AND METHODS :-The questionnaire was prepared.
The survey was conducted among students. The survey was prepared on Survey Planet and was circulated among students. The questionnaires consist of 17 question. The survey was conducted among 75 students. RESULTS :- The results indicated that most of participants enjoy daydreaming during their working period. And also majority of them daydream about their future and life which help them to explore themselves.CONCLUSION :- This study says that 90% of students daydream during their working period.
40% of the students are able to concentrate well even while daydreaming. 50%Of them dream about the actual events that had taken place and majority of people don’t loose themselves while daydreaming during working period. By this we can conclude that daydreaming helps people to interact with their own thoughts which improves the working of brain.KEY WORDS :- Daydream , brain power , concentration, relaxation, thinking. INTRODUCTION :- Daydreaming has long been criticised as a pursuit of slackers and time wasters.But daydreaming is normal state of brain(19).Daydreaming has an learning function.
We may review,rehearse,and learn to understand our lives,without endlessly repeating ourselves(1). While we are busy managing our lives ,our unconscious minds are chewing over problems and thoughts which we are not even aware of (8). Daydreaming will be our invisible connection to our own innate wisdom and creativity(2). But it is also productive to set aside time to allow yourself to daydream ,and learn to embrace the peculiar and surprising directions that your mind wants to explore(14).Unlike previously thought, the universal phenomenon of daydreaming was a normal part of our cognitive processes(9). Daydreaming was defined as “spontaneous, subjective experiences in a no-task, no stimulus, no-response situation , includes unintended thoughts that intrude inadvertently into the execution of intended mental task and undirected ideas in thought sampling during wakefulness”(6) . Although a single daydream usually lasts only for few minutes and it is estimated that we spend one-third to one-half of our waking hours daydreaming, although that amount can vary significantly from person to person(3).
In contrast to what its name may suggest, daydreaming seems to be quite different from all the dreams experienced during the sleep(4). “It was also believed that fantasies was the creations of the unfulfilled and the daydreaming and fantasy was the early signs of mental illness .Experts now agree that daydreaming was a normal(7) . An area of the brain called the “default network,” which becomes more active as the level of external stimulus decreases and is often considered responsible for daydreaming(10). The default network mainly includes the medial prefrontal cortex (PFC), the posterior cingulate cortex or perkiness region, and the temporopariatel junction (5).Neuroimaging studies have offered support for this hypothesis, though only indirectly(20). A different interpretation of these data, offered by Gilbert et al, argued saying that instead of mind wandering , the activations of the medial PFC part of the default network may reflect stimulus-related thought like enhanced watchfulness towards the external environment that was likely to occur during a highly practiced (8).
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION :- The table below shows the questions , response for the question , number of people for each response. and the percentage of people for each response for each question. QUESTIONS RESPONSE NUMBER PERCENTAGE (%)1.Does your mind wander during class or meetings. 1.
Yes 2. No 678 89.3%10.7%2.Do you find yourself staring out of window and thinking about what you will do tomorrow or next week? 1.yes I do 2.not always 3. Sometimes 4.
No I won’t 389270 41.4%12.2%36.5%03.
Do you enjoy while daydreaming. 1. Sometimes 2. Always 3. No 4. Rarely 3718515 39.3%24%6.7%20%4.
Will you be able to concentrate on your work when your mind wanders 1.yes I can 2. Not always 3. No I can’t 4.sometimes I can 14222216 18.9%29.7%29.7%21.
6%5.When you are daydreaming about something do you feel relaxed? 1.yes2.
sometimes3.often4.no I won’t 203797 7.4%50.7%12.
3%9.6%6How often do you daydream in 24hours? 1.1hour2.more than 1hour3.less than 1 hour 4. Always 828354 10.
7%37.3%46.7%5.3%7.About what do you think or daydream a lot ? 1.About future 2.About past 3.
About life 4.About someone 2410299 33.3%13.9%49.3%12.5%8.Do you find yourself emotionally getting involved in your daydream. 1.
yes often2.yes , sometimes 3.no , rarely. 4 no , never 16341510 31.
3%45.3%20%13.3%9.Can you always control what you daydream about? 1.yes2.
no3.sometimes 391518 44.2%20.8%25%10.
Do you ever move your body to interact with your imaginary situation (like mouthing , conversation , nodding, flinching) 1. Never2.rarely3.sometimes4.
always 3917171 42.7%23%23%1.4%11. Do you loose yourself while daydreaming. 1.infrequently2.a few times during day3.
once in day 4. No 1222931 16.2%29.7%12.2%41.9%12.
Do you daydream spontaneously or do you have control over when you decide to daydream 1.yes I control 2.no I don’t 3 sometimes I can4.no never 3116243 41.9%21.6%32.4%4.1%13.
when you daydream what sense is most vivid ? 1.sound 2.sight3.touch4.smell5. Taste 20421110 28.7%56.8%14.
9%1.4%14.Do you dream about the actual events that have occurred 1. Yes I do 2.yes , rarely 3. No ,I don’t 4.
No , never 372782 50%36.5%10.8%2.7%15.
Do you think your daydream help you or hold you back 1.it helps me 2.it holds back 3. It does nothing 192134 25.7%28.4%45.9%16.
To which age group do you belong? 1.<102.10-203.<20 25813 2.7%79.5%17.8%17.Are you aware of advantages of daydreaming? 1.
yes 2. No 2352 30.7%69.
3%This survey was conducted among 75 students among which 67 people responded that is about 89.3% of people daydream during their working period. This shows that majority of people’s mind are likely to wander when they are doing some work and sitting and listening to class . And also about 37 people enjoy while they are daydreaming that is about 40%. This tell us that daydreaming makes people overcome external pressure and and involve in themselves and feel relaxed.This survey also show us that about 34 people among 75 daydream about their life or future which would help them to enhance themselves and achieve their goals or solve problems or find solutions to unsolved problems. Daydreaming is something which last for few couple of minutes which just gives mind relaxation and also at the same time improves the working condition of brain. There is wrong assumption saying that people loose themselves while daydreaming.
But that is not correct all the time ,if we go through this survey we can find that 31 students which is about 42% don’t loose themselves at all . And rest of them doesn’t not loose them completely but they loose themselves infrequently Most of them are unaware of the advantages of daydreaming. This mind wandering , it seems, actually gives your working memory a workout. Working memory is the mental work space that allows the brain to juggle multiple thoughts simultaneously.
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