Mental effort of a person near you intensify your concentration levels

What is more interesting is, this worked with partners, even if they couldn’t see each other.
 
Researchers don’t completely understand why this happens.
 
They speculate that a “more radical hypothesis should also be considered, such as the possibility that effort exertion is influenced by a difference in the scent of someone else exerting high or low effort.
Desender, K., Beurms, S., & Van den Bussche, E. (2015). “Is mental effort exertion contagious?” Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, , Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 624–631
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