Task unrelated thought whilst encoding information

@article{Smallwood2003TaskUT,
  title={Task unrelated thought whilst encoding information},
  author={Jonathan M Smallwood and Simona F Baracaia and M. Sara Lowe and Marc C. Obonsawin},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={452-484}
}
Task unrelated thought (TUT) refers to thought directed away from the current situation, for example a daydream. Three experiments were conducted on healthy participants, with two broad aims. First, to contrast distributed and encapsulated views of cognition by comparing the encoding of categorical and random lists of words (Experiments One and Two). Second, to examine the consequences of experiencing TUT during study on the subsequent retrieval of information (Experiments One, Two, and Three… CONTINUE READING

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