Stimulus-independent thought depends on central executive resources

  title={Stimulus-independent thought depends on central executive resources},
  author={John D. Teasdale and Barbara H. Dritschel and Melanie Jayne Taylor and Linda Proctor and Charlotte A. Lloyd and Ian Nimmo-Smith and Alan D Baddeley},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
Stimulus-independent thoughts (SITs) are streams of thoughts and images unrelated to immediate sensory input. Four experiments examined the contribution of aspects of working memory to production of SITs. In Experiments 1 and 2, interventions that were targeted on, respectively, phonological and visuospatial components of working memory both interfered with production of SITs, but there was evidence that these tasks also made demands on central executive resources. Experiments 3 and 4… Expand
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