Because of mobile technologies, says neuroscience speaker Jonah Lehrer, we are now less likely to daydream. Why have a stray thought when you can check your iPhone? This is worrisome because daydreams, it turns out, often lead to increased creativity and aha moments.
"Neuroscientists estimate that up to 90 percent of what we perceive as taste is actually smell. If our tongue is the frame for the food—providing us with crucial information about texture, mouthfeel and the rudiments of taste—the sensations of our nose are what make the food worth framing in the first place."