Paul Seli, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Member of Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Paul Seli
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Office Location:  417 Chapel Drive, 205 Reuben-Cooke Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5716
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Ph.D.University of Waterloo (Canada)2015
M.A.University of Waterloo (Canada)2012
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Whitehead, PS; Mahmoud, Y; Seli, P; Egner, T (2021). Mind wandering at encoding, but not at retrieval, disrupts one-shot stimulus-control learning.. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 83(7), 2968-2982. [doi]  [abs]
  2. O'Neill, K; Smith, AP; Smilek, D; Seli, P (2021). Dissociating the freely-moving thought dimension of mind-wandering from the intentionality and task-unrelated thought dimensions.. Psychological Research, 85(7), 2599-2609. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Brosowsky, NP; Murray, S; Schooler, JW; Seli, P (2021). Thought dynamics under task demands: Evaluating the influence of task difficulty on unconstrained thought.. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 47(9), 1298-1312. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Seli, P; O'Neill, K; Carriere, JSA; Smilek, D; Beaty, RE; Schacter, DL (2021). Mind-Wandering Across the Age Gap: Age-Related Differences in Mind-Wandering Are Partially Attributable to Age-Related Differences in Motivation.. The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 76(7), 1264-1271. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Brosowsky, NP; Van Tilburg, W; Scholer, AA; Boylan, J; Seli, P; Danckert, J (2021). Boredom proneness, political orientation and adherence to social-distancing in the pandemic.. Motivation and Emotion, 1-10. [doi]  [abs]