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Old 02-06-13, 05:24 PM
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Understanding until suddenly brain stops...

Last week was a test in maths. Lately I've really improved and as we were exercising the calculations and started to find it easier and easier. The stimulation of understanding it got me in some sort of hyperfocus and I understood things rapidly.

But during the exam, maybe it was the stress but that which I first understood... I almost literally felt my brain stopping to work... I just couldn't understand any thing anymore. Very weird, the more I tried understanding it the more the logic escaped my mind. I found myself using other thought patterns and it became total chaos in my head after a while...

I've found this to happen with more elements, understanding something perfectly until, all the sudden the brain stops and I loose logic...

I'm supposing someone else recognizes this ?
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Old 02-06-13, 05:34 PM
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Re: Understanding until suddenly brain stops...

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Last week was a test in maths. Lately I've really improved and as we were exercising the calculations and started to find it easier and easier. The stimulation of understanding it got me in some sort of hyperfocus and I understood things rapidly.

But during the exam, maybe it was the stress but that which I first understood... I almost literally felt my brain stopping to work... I just couldn't understand any thing anymore. Very weird, the more I tried understanding it the more the logic escaped my mind. I found myself using other thought patterns and it became total chaos in my head after a while...

I've found this to happen with more elements, understanding something perfectly until, all the sudden the brain stops and I loose logic...

I'm supposing someone else recognizes this ?
Oh yes. Exactly.
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Re: Understanding until suddenly brain stops...

Yeah, oddly. It seems to happen when a task demands more focus than I have, if there are circumstances that make it difficult to concentrate, or just completely randomly.

Makes me think of being on a road trip, your vehicle breaks down on the side of the road, and nothing you do can get it going again.

Have a similar feeling sometimes, but not in terms of 'understanding' - just in terms of feeling urgency about a situation. No matter what, my mind will just be like, 'hmm, whatever.'
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Re: Understanding until suddenly brain stops...

I get hysterical sometimes when I go back through my work because the answer doesn't make sense.

All breathing hard
All eyes darting up and down the page not looking at anything in particular
All failure to remember basic concepts that would help dissect my math to find the arithmetic mistake
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Re: Understanding until suddenly brain stops...

In everything I ever did, INCLUDING childbirth!!

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