Mind Wandering

 Our mind-wandering research can be roughly divided into five categories.

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Researchers

Jonathan Schooler

My lab’s research takes a “big picture” perspective in attempting to understand the nature of mental life, and in particular consciousness. Combining empirical, philosophical, and contemplative traditions, we address broad questions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Michael Mrazek

Michael Mrazek, Ph.D. is the director of research at the University of California's Center for Mindfulness & Human Potential. His research identifies innovative ways to increase the effectiveness of mindfulness training, particularly in high schools. He also tests the limits of how much a person can improve through intensive evidence-based training programs that target health, mindfulness, and self-control. 

Claire Zedelius

One line of Claire's research focuses on the role meta-awareness plays in the dynamic changes between states of mind wandering and focused attention. Another line examines the relationship between mind wandering and creativity.

Alissa Mrazek

Alissa’s research investigates the roles of mindsets and self-regulatory strategies on cognitive and affective malleability. Another focus of her research explores the fidelity and efficacy of mindfulness-based training programs

Andrea Martinez-Rodriguez

Andrea is a third-year Biopsychology major with a double minor in Applied Psychology and Philosophy. She is research assistant for Claire’s lab on creativity and mind wandering.

Harini Pathak

Harini is an undergraduate Biopsychology student currently assisting Claire Zedelius with research on mind wandering, curiosity, and creativity. Harini is interested in cognitive neuroscience research with a focus on meditation and creativity.  

Research Collaborators

Psychology
York University