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We've all seen computers get hung up for a bit when we asked them to do a bit too much. This is often referred to as "lag".

The human brain is capable of having a very similar reaction in a variety of situations. Have you ever just completely forgotten what you were saying in the middle of a sentence? Brain lag.


Reddit user u/dlakar asked:

"What is the human equivalent of computer lag?"

10.

Not reacting quickly enough to a ball thrown at your face.

-Jimmy123Reddit

9.

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When you start telling a joke and then forget how it went halfway through

-foogers

8.

That thing where someone asks you a question and you say "huh?" but then you interrupt them with your answer when they're halfway through repeating themselves cause your brain was just processing the question

-LittleRedLamps

7.

Walking into a room and forgetting what you were doing

-C18dragyn

6.

Uhhhhhhhhhhh

-snapwillow

It’s just like a fan cooling the processor because it overheated

-uneggspected

F**king hate when my brain starts thermal throttling!

-Benstockton

5.

Looking for a word thats on the tip of your tongue but you just can't figure it out.

-HardShellFlamboyancy

Legit conversation:

Me: "What's that thing...the uh..."

Friend: "Thing?"

Me: "The thing...thingy...uh...the name of that-"

Friend: "Binder. You forgot the word binder?!"

Me: "... I have no excuse."

-Rizzledizzleriz

4.

Brain fart. When you're answering a question and you just lose yourself and stop talking cause you basically just forgot what you were saying while you were saying it.

-ZackAttack_5

3.

Walking into a room and forgetting what you walked in for

-thisguy_leo

2.

Standing up too quickly, getting light-headed and dropping to the ground in slow motion.

-I________________

1.

When you stay awake for too long and you just kind of stare of into the distance for a few minutes, which you can't remember.

-Aperture_T


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