Justin Li


Focusing Habits

2008-02-04

I had the opportunity to watch people work in the past few days (as I am wont to do), and noticed that a number of them like to stick out their tongue while working. Not stick out their tongue to make a silly face, but just keeping the tip of their tongue between their lips.

I'm really curious why people do that. I'm pretty sure it's unconscious, but there should be a biological/neurological reason for people to do so.

Of course, my own focusing habits are nothing to be proud of: I often drool when I'm concentrating really hard on something. I think it's because I'm so focused that my jaw muscles become slack, and saliva builds up to overflow.

Eheheh, I probably shouldn't have told you that.

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