The next time you walk into a room and forget why you’re there, blame a monkey.

That kind of distraction is a classic case of “monkey mind”, according to Ramesh Manocha, a senior lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Sydney.

“The mind is understood, at least in the east, to have a monkey-like nature,” said Dr Manocha, who has studied the effects of meditation on the brain.

via Concentration: how to focus better.