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Key Literature in Medical Education (KeyLIME) is a weekly podcast produced by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Jan 28, 2020

Episode Length: 28:47

Author: Dhindsa et. al.,

Publication: Individualized pattern recognition for detecting mind wandering from EEG during live lectures. PLoS One. 2019 Sep 12;14(9):e0222276

Today's episode was chosen by Jonathan Sherbino.

Does Mind Wandering during lectures have a negative affect on learning? In this study 16 lecture audience members use EEGs and self-report their attention.

You may hear Jon say 'mind watering' on a few occasions, but in fairness it was recorded late at night.

 Voting on Methods and Impact start at 24:55

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Lara Varpio's Disclaimer: The views expressed in this manuscript are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Uniformed Services University of the Unites States Department of Defense. 

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