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Wandering Minds: The Default Network and Stimulus-Independent Thought
- M. Mason, M. Norton, J. V. Horn, D. Wegner, Scott T. Grafton, C. Macrae
- Psychology, BiologyScience
- 19 January 2007
It was demonstrated that mind-wandering is associated with activity in a default network of cortical regions that are active when the brain is “at rest” and individuals' reports of the tendency of their minds to wander were correlated with activity on this network.
Dissociable Medial Prefrontal Contributions to Judgments of Similar and Dissimilar Others
Social cognition: thinking categorically about others.
The emphasis in this chapter is on the cognitive dynamics of categorical social perception, and how integrative models of cognitive functioning may inform the understanding of categorically social perception.
The Link between Social Cognition and Self-referential Thought in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex
- Jason P. Mitchell, M. Banaji, C. Macrae
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
- 1 August 2005
Results suggest that self-reflection may be used to infer the mental states of others when they are sufficiently similar to self, a test of simulation theory's prediction that inferences based on self- Reflection should only be made for similar others.
Why self-control seems (but may not be) limited
Encoding-Specific Effects of Social Cognition on the Neural Correlates of Subsequent Memory
By demonstrating that activity in different brain regions correlates with subsequent memory as a function of the orienting task performed at encoding, these data provide evidence of the neural basis for encoding specificity, the principle that memory is critically determined by the cognitive process engaged by the initial study episode.
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- M. Mason, M. Norton, J. V. Van Horn, D. Wegner, Scott T. Grafton, C. Macrae
- Psychology, BiologyScience
- 6 July 2007
It is argued—and data is reported suggesting—that stimulus-independent thought dominates unconstrained cognitive periods, and activity in the default network may be due to the emergence of stimulus-oriented rather than stimulus- independent thought.
Repetition suppression of ventromedial prefrontal activity during judgments of self and others
- Adrianna C. Jenkins, C. Macrae, Jason P. Mitchell
- PsychologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 18 March 2008
One useful strategy for inferring others' mental states (i.e., mentalizing) may be to use one's own thoughts, feelings, and desires as a proxy for those of other people. Such self-referential…
HELP, I NEED SOMEBODY: AUTOMATIC ACTION AND INACTION
The goal of behavioral control is of central importance in everyday life. When the production of an unwanted action can have deleterious consequences for perceivers, there is considerable virtue in…
On recollections lost: When practice makes imperfect
Recent research has demonstrated that the act of remembering can prompt forgetting or, more specifically, the inhibition of specific items in memory (M. C. Anderson & B. A. Spellman, 1995). This line…