Task unrelated thought: The role of distributed processing

@article{Smallwood2003TaskUT,
  title={Task unrelated thought: The role of distributed processing},
  author={Jonathan Smallwood and Marc C. Obonsawin and Derek Heim},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={169-189}
}
Task unrelated thought (TUT) refers to thought directed away from the current situation; for example, a day dream. Encapsulated models of cognition propose that qualitative changes in consciousness, i.e., the production of TUT, can be explained in terms of changes in the quantity of resources deployed for task completion. In contrast, distributed models of cognition emphasize the importance of holistic processes in the generation and maintenance of task focus and are consistent with the effects… Expand

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