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Publications [#335728] of Paul Seli

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  1. Seli, P; Risko, EF; Smilek, D; Schacter, DL (2016). Mind-Wandering With and Without Intention.. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(8), 605-617. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/06/25)

    Abstract:
    The past decade has seen a surge of research examining mind-wandering, but most of this research has not considered the potential importance of distinguishing between intentional and unintentional mind-wandering. However, a recent series of papers have demonstrated that mind-wandering reported in empirical investigations frequently occurs with and without intention, and, more crucially, that intentional and unintentional mind-wandering are dissociable. This emerging literature suggests that, to increase clarity in the literature, there is a need to reconsider the bulk of the mind-wandering literature with an eye toward deconvolving these two different cognitive experiences. In this review we highlight recent trends in investigations of the intentionality of mind-wandering, and we outline a novel theoretical framework regarding the mechanisms underlying intentional and unintentional mind-wandering.


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