Powers Of Deep Thought..
Brain imaging studies show that when processing stimulation, introverts have more activity in the regions of the brain that process information, make meaning, and problem solve. "An introvert who's quiet in a meeting may be taking everything in, making mental connections, doing deeper processing," Helgoe says. There is evidence that introverts do better in academic settings and are more represented in honor societies—all of which boosts a sense of mastery or belief in one's abilities. And, surprise surprise, studies have linked those self-empowered feelings to better health in the long run.