The role of task difficulty in theoretical accounts of mind wandering

@article{Seli2018TheRO,
  title={The role of task difficulty in theoretical accounts of mind wandering},
  author={Paul Seli and Mahiko Konishi and Evan F. Risko and Daniel Smilek},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2018},
  volume={65},
  pages={255-262}
}
Recent research has indicated that reducing the difficulty of a task by increasing the predictability of critical stimuli produces increases in intentional mind wandering, but, contrary to theoretical expectations, decreases in unintentional mind wandering. Here, we sought to determine whether reducing task difficulty by reducing working-memory load would yield similar results. Participants completed an easy (Choice Response Time; CRT) task and a relatively difficult (Working Memory; WM) task… CONTINUE READING

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