Mind-wandering: phenomenology and function as assessed with a novel experience sampling method.

@article{Stawarczyk2011MindwanderingPA,
  title={Mind-wandering: phenomenology and function as assessed with a novel experience sampling method.},
  author={David Stawarczyk and S. Majerus and M. Maj and M. van der Linden and A. D'Argembeau},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={136 3},
  pages={
          370-81
        }
}
Mind-wandering refers to the occurrence of thoughts whose content is both decoupled from stimuli present in the current environment and unrelated to the task being carried out at the moment of their occurrence. The core of this phenomenon is therefore stimulus-independent and task-unrelated thoughts (SITUTs). In the present study, we designed a novel experience sampling method which permitted to isolate SITUTs from other kinds of distractions (i.e., irrelevant interoceptive/exteroceptive… Expand

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