Mind Wandering News and Research

Today there is mounting evidence to suggest that periods of intentional mind drift can help to recharge and refresh the brain,. This then opens opportunities for creative thinking and problem solving, mood improvement and learning consolidation. Below is a selection of published research, articles, and books for those interested in exploring the findings on intentional unfocus.

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Why we are so bad at day dreaming, and how to fix it!

The ability to think for pleasure is important. Not only can it be an antidote to boredom, but may also boost wellness and even pain tolerance.


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The 5 Resets – Rewire Your Brain and Body for Less Stress and More Resilience by Dr A Nerurkar

Stress is problematic when it's out of tune with our lives. Here are five, science backed, mindset shifts, to help reset your mental bandwidth.


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Mind wandering is more than just a fault in the system

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences: Two main brain cell networks overlap in intentional mind-wandering.


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Why Mind Wandering Can Be Actually Good For You

Brain science shows mind wandering can have surprising mental health benefits.


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Nursing Implications of Mindfulness-Informed Interventions for Stroke Survivors and Their Families

Mindfulness-informed interventions appear to improve symptoms in a wide variety of clinical populations, including stroke survivors and their families.


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Mindfulness and relaxation techniques for stroke survivors with aphasia: A feasibility and acceptability study

A diminished ability to communicate is highly stressful, as it can lead to isolation, depression and anxiety. This study found patients reported positively on relaxation techniques that do not require language output.


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Spontaneous mind-wandering tendencies linked to cognitive flexibility in young adults

A positive link between mind-wandering and cognitive flexibility, as measured by task switching performance in young adults.


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Wander120 delivers you an extensive supply of thought prompts to use in your 120 second microbreak. The small but powerful act of positive mind wandering can help you switch from draining thinking, to instead, recharge, refresh and relax the mind, and calm your busy, exhausted brain. This will ensure you have the mental space to regain control of your thinking capability, manage your brain energy and improve your mood and output.Start your free trial today.

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