From: Greg Ciotti (edited)
1. Russian psychologist Bluma "Zeigarnik Effect" Zeigarnik says: we are better at remembering things that are partially done.
She had people do puzzles then interrupted them.
Then they were asked them to recall the tasks that they were in the process of doing or had completed.
Participants recalled more detail about the tasks that had been interrupted than completed.
2. In a study by Kenneth McGraw, people were given a tricky puzzle to solve.
When the participants were interrupted and told that the study was over 90% continued working.
3. Both Zeigarnik and McGraw show us, then, that when people start something they think about it and are motivated to finish.
So you if you just start something, your brain will give you a little automatic help to continue.