Out of mind, out of sight: eye blinking as indicator and embodiment of mind wandering.

  title={Out of mind, out of sight: eye blinking as indicator and embodiment of mind wandering.},
  author={Daniel Smilek and Jonathan S. A. Carriere and J. Allan Cheyne},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={21 6},
Mind wandering, in which cognitive processing of the external environment decreases in favor of internal processing (Smallwood & Schooler, 2006), has been consistently associated with errors on tasks requiring sustained attention and continuous stimulus monitoring (e.g., Cheyne, Carriere, & Smilek, 2006; Robertson, Manly, Andrade, Baddeley, & Yiend, 1997; Smallwood et al., 2004). Consistent with this finding, recent neuroimaging studies suggest that mind wandering engages the default neural… CONTINUE READING
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