Questions tagged [wandering-mind]

For questions about thinking that is unfocused and unable to remain on a single topic, usually taking place during moments of inattentiveness.

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Is this video game phenomenon (ZP “cosmic state of hyper awareness”) diffuse mode thinking?

I'm wondering about a video game state of mind mentioned in an episode of Zero Punctuation in which Yahtzee states then all of a sudden you enter a sort of cosmic state of hyper awareness and beat ...
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How to think about things when it's the right time?

Is there a good way to train that? To be able to pause thinking about something that you can't change right now, until it's actually time. That might be one day, one week or one month later.
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Do only humans spend a lot of time daydreaming (or having “stimulus-independent thoughts”)?

A paper Killingsworth et al., A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind, Science 12 November 2010: 932 (or a free pdf) starts with the following statement: Unlike other animals, human beings spend a ...
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Does Cognitive Tunneling apply to daydreaming as well?

I've been reading a paper by Jarmasz J. (2005) on cognitive tunneling and am wondering if it applies to daydreaming? For instance, if for some reason I'm already thinking about something that has no ...