Employees who take a sociable lunch break compromise their focus on detailed tasks when they come back to the office, according to a new study reported in Science News.
Researchers at Humboldt University in Berlin tested one group of workers who relaxed over a leisurely lunch against a group who ate the same lunch, but within 20 minutes, alone at their desks.
The researchers then measured brain activity of the two groups and found that the brain’s error-monitoring system ran a little sluggish on those who dined out.
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