The restless mind.

@article{Smallwood2006TheRM,
  title={The restless mind.},
  author={Jonathan Smallwood and Jonathan W. Schooler},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={132 6},
  pages={
          946-958
        }
}
This article reviews the hypothesis that mind wandering can be integrated into executive models of attention. Evidence suggests that mind wandering shares many similarities with traditional notions of executive control. When mind wandering occurs, the executive components of attention appear to shift away from the primary task, leading to failures in task performance and superficial representations of the external environment. One challenge for incorporating mind wandering into standard… Expand

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