Hussain Alhassan, Dr. Navarun Gupta
Procrastination occurs when the brain switches from one mode to another to meet the situational requirements. Procrastination can lead to frustration if a subject lacks experience to commute between two modes of different thought. The primary cause stems from lack of assurance in one’s ability to perform a task. To alleviate this problem, researchers have found a way to “fool” the brain from negative to positive affirmation. In this paper, we show brain signal changes occurring during people’s interaction with non-familiar situations (diluted mode), and their performance during familiar activity (concentrated mode). We observe cerebral cortex signals from the participants using electroencephalography (EEG). Participants were induced to switch from a concentrated mode to a diluted mode by means of a narrow questionnaire. EEG signals revealed a shift from ± 200 µV (naturally occurring during concentrated mode) to twice the initial signal (indicating a shift to diluted mode). Investigators then supplied participants with techniques to overcome their shock upon questioning. Brain signals returned to normal levels.