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The restless mind.
This article reviews the hypothesis that mind wandering can be integrated into executive models of attention. Evidence suggests that mind wandering shares many similarities with traditional notionsExpand
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Experience sampling during fMRI reveals default network and executive system contributions to mind wandering
Although mind wandering occupies a large proportion of our waking life, its neural basis and relation to ongoing behavior remain controversial. We report an fMRI study that used experience samplingExpand
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The science of mind wandering: empirically navigating the stream of consciousness.
Conscious experience is fluid; it rarely remains on one topic for an extended period without deviation. Its dynamic nature is illustrated by the experience of mind wandering, in which attentionExpand
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Meta-awareness, perceptual decoupling and the wandering mind
Mind wandering (i.e. engaging in cognitions unrelated to the current demands of the external environment) reflects the cyclic activity of two core processes: the capacity to disengage attention fromExpand
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Thoughts beyond words : When language overshadows insight
Four experiments examined whether verbalization can interfere with insight problem solving. In Experiment 1, Ss were interrupted during problem solving and asked either to verbalize their strategiesExpand
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The Value of Believing in Free Will
Does moral behavior draw on a belief in free will? Two experiments examined whether inducing participants to believe that human behavior is predetermined would encourage cheating. In Experiment 1,Expand
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Inspired by Distraction
Although anecdotes that creative thoughts often arise when one is engaged in an unrelated train of thought date back thousands of years, empirical research has not yet investigated this potentiallyExpand
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Back to the future: Autobiographical planning and the functionality of mind-wandering
Given that as much as half of human thought arises in a stimulus independent fashion, it would seem unlikely that such thoughts would play no functional role in our lives. However, evidence linkingExpand
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Thinking too much: introspection can reduce the quality of preferences and decisions.
  • T. Wilson, J. Schooler
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 February 1991
In Study 1, college students' preferences for different brands of strawberry jams were compared with experts' ratings of the jams. Students who analyzed why they felt the way they did agreed lessExpand
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Re-representing consciousness: dissociations between experience and meta-consciousness
  • J. Schooler
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 August 2002
A distinction is drawn between non-conscious (unexperienced), conscious (experienced), and meta-conscious (re-represented) mental processes. There is evidence for two types of dissociations betweenExpand
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