Meta-awareness, perceptual decoupling and the wandering mind

@article{Schooler2011MetaawarenessPD,
  title={Meta-awareness, perceptual decoupling and the wandering mind},
  author={Jonathan W. Schooler and Jonathan Smallwood and Kalina Christoff and Todd C. Handy and Michael A. Sayette},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={319-326}
}
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 from perception (known as perceptual decoupling) and the ability to take explicit note of the current contents of consciousness (known as meta-awareness). Research on perceptual decoupling demonstrates that mental events that arise without any external precedent (known as stimulus independent thoughts… CONTINUE READING
BETA

Figures and Topics from this paper.

Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 253 CITATIONS

. M-autonomy

VIEW 7 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Mind-wandering rates fluctuate across the day: evidence from an experience-sampling study

  • Cognitive research: principles and implications
  • 2018
VIEW 7 EXCERPTS
CITES RESULTS, METHODS & BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

FILTER CITATIONS BY YEAR

2011
2019

CITATION STATISTICS

  • 43 Highly Influenced Citations

  • Averaged 32 Citations per year over the last 3 years

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 93 REFERENCES

Evidence for a frontoparietal control system revealed by intrinsic functional connectivity

J. Smallwood
  • J . Neurophysiol .
  • 2011

Meta - awareness

W. P. Banks, P. W. Winkielman, J. W. Schooler
  • Encyclopedia of Consciousness
  • 2011

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…