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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Propensity or Diversity? Investigating how mind wandering influences the incubation effect of creativity.

It is the range of different mind wandering journeys, and the intentionality of the activity, that produces the greatest creative output.


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Here’s why you should let your mind wander – and how to set it free!

Mind wandering may help us get more done!


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Mind-wandering: how it can improve your mood and boost your creativity

One of the pre-eminent cognitive neuroscientists, Moshe Bar, explores the proven benefits of letting your mind wander and the positive impact it can have on your mood and creative potential.


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A neuroscientist shares a brain exercise for stronger memory. Dr Amishi Jha

Being too task-focused can harm our memory and creativity


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The best way to recover from a tough work day

If you want to re-energise your brain, do something mildly engaging … and do it frequently.


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What types of daydreaming predict creativity? 2021

Daydreaming is by no means a trivial dysfunctional or disruptive activity. It is part of a rich and productive mental life.


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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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