Why do you close your eyes to remember?

October 12, 2011

When your eyes are open, those areas of the brain that are involved in vision [and visual recollections of things you've seen in the past] are getting input from the eyes, and this input keeps those areas busy. Consequently, when you have to answer a difficult question or think about some visual memory from the past you either close your eyes or look upward to help you disengage from the world.

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