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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15 Reasons Why Daydreamers are Better Learners

Research in both psychology and neuroscience makes clear that daydreaming is an essential part of mental processing, reasoning and learning.


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Daydreaming could amplify learning, a new study shows

Supports findings that entering a state of “quiet wakefulness” after an experience can boost learning and memory.


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Why ‘Blue-Skying’ Can Unleash Creativity You Didn’t Know You Had

Unlocking blue-sky thinking requires a deliberate shift in mindset: Get curious; Try mindful mind-wandering; Be open to all ideas.


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Can Digital Detox Improve Your Learning Abilities?

Turn off your phone and turn on your mind. Open your thinking and create new brain connections.


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How to be alone with your thoughts

Spend some time with your inner monologue (and actually enjoy it)!


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Pay attention because nobody else is.

The latest science says people are losing brain power. Think about how you are utilizing and rebuilding your brain’s limited stamina.


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How Mind-Wandering Can Improve Your Thinking and Well-Being

Mind-wandering should be accepted and embraced. It can help you connect more dots, explore new opportunities, envision fresh 'what ifs' and visualize more options.


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States of Mind: Balancing Laser-Like Focus with Free-Floating Thought

The research surrounding mindful versus mindless work is not so cut-and-dry. It’s quite a bit more nuanced than your typical tale of good versus evil.


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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

The key to resilience is trying really hard, then stopping, recovering, and then trying again. Our brains need rest as much as our bodies do.


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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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Put down your devices, and let your mind wander, says study.

People underestimate how enjoyable it is to sit and think without anything to distract them.


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Need to recharge your mind?Take a Wander

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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