A glimpse into why minds wander

San Francisco Chronicle:

If you’re the sort who gets distracted by every new, shiny thing, it may be worth your time to read this description of a new UCSF study.

In a paper published online last week in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, researchers report that they have discovered a possible biological link between the wandering mind and aging.

Their preliminary study concerns telomeres, the DNA caps that protect chromosomes from deteriorating or fusing with neighboring chromosomes. They typically shorten with age, often because of psychological and physiological stress, and can predict early disease and death.

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