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Imagine traveling to Ireland and suddenly having to drive on the left side of the road. The brain, trained for right-side driving, becomes overburdened trying to suppress the old rules while simultaneously focusing on the new rules, said Hans Schroder, primary researcher on the study.
“There’s so much conflict in your brain,” said Schroder, “that when you make a mistake like forgetting to turn on your blinker you don’t even realize it and make the same mistake again. What you learned initially is hard to overcome when rules change.” –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a scene where your character is having difficulty adjusting to new rules.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you had difficulty adjusting to new rules.

Art Prompt: Driving on the wrong side of the road

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Inform you audience of techniques they can use when adjusting to new rules.

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