Mind Wandering

Some articles on mind, mind wandering:

... Mind-wandering (sometimes referred to as task unrelated thought) is the experience of thoughts not remaining on a single topic for a long period of time, particularly when people are not engaged ... Mind-wandering tends to occur during driving, reading and other activities where vigilance may be low ... Studies using event-related potentials (ERPs) have quantified the extent that mind-wandering reduces the cortical processing of the external environment ...
Mind-wandering - Neuroscience
... Mind-wandering is important in understanding how the brain produces what William James called the train of thought and the stream of consciousness ... This aspect of mind-wandering research is focused on understanding how the brain generates the spontaneous and relatively unconstrained thoughts that are experienced when ... One relatively controversial result is that periods of mind wandering are associated with increased activation in both the default and executive system a result that implies that mind-wandering ...
Mind-wandering - Mind Wandering and Working Memory
... One important question facing the study of mind-wandering is how it relates to working memory capacity ... under certain circumstances, the experience of mind-wandering is supported by working memory resources ...

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