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Bringing Boredom Back

Bringing Boredom Back | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Inspired by recent research on how boredom and mind-wandering contribute to creativity, public radio show New Tech City is launching a pro-boredom project. Bored and Brilliant invites...
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Daydreaming

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Research on mind-wandering is coming out of the lab and into your pocket. Discover how your mind gets to wander while helping a novel in-vivo crowdsourced experiment.
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How “Meaning Withdrawal,” aka Boredom, Can Boost Creativity - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

How “Meaning Withdrawal,” aka Boredom, Can Boost Creativity - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Two Ironing WomenEdward Degas In his book Boredom: A Lively History, an oxymoronic title if ever there was one, Peter Toohey argues…
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Visual asymmetry revisited: Mind wandering preferentially disrupts processing in the left visual field

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Visual asymmetry revisited: Mind wandering preferentially disrupts processing in the left visual field

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Reminiscing Can Help Boost Mental Performance

Reminiscing Can Help Boost Mental Performance | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Researchers report performance of complex mental tasks can be boosted by 'off task' mental activities, such as reminiscing.

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iPamba's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:37 PM

Interesting topic, although the report is scant on details.

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The Science of Mind Wandering: Empirically Navigating the Stream of Consciousness - Annual Review of Psychology, 66(1):

The Science of Mind Wandering: Empirically Navigating the Stream of Consciousness - Annual Review of Psychology, 66(1): | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
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Buy Experiences, Not Things

Buy Experiences, Not Things | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.
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The Science Of Storytelling: How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else

The Science Of Storytelling: How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Author Jonathan Gottschall discusses the science of storytelling--not just escapism, stories have real power to hold human attention and shape our... (How do we pin down the wandering mind?
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Scientists unravel mystery of brain cell growth | Science Codex

Scientists unravel mystery of brain cell growth | Science Codex | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
In the developing brain, special proteins that act like molecular tugboats push or pull on growing nerve cells, or neurons, helping them navigate to their assigned places amidst the brain's wiring.
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Want to be happier? Stay in the moment

Want to be happier? Stay in the moment | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment.
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New study discovers biological basis for magic mushroom 'mind ...

New study discovers biological basis for magic mushroom 'mind ... | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms can profoundly alter the way we experience the world but little is known about what physically happens in the brain. New research, published in Human Brain… ...
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New computer software corrects a wandering mind - ScienceAlert

New computer software corrects a wandering mind - ScienceAlert | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
New computer software corrects a wandering mind
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Use this software when you're working or studying and it will figure out when your mind is wandering and put it back on track. air-traffic.
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The Psychological Value of Public Art

The Psychological Value of Public Art | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Public art reaches inside us to influence our senses, attract our attention, and even change our habits. A simple experiment shows the power of art to influence how we use the city.
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Christophe Leterrier sur Twitter

Christophe Leterrier sur Twitter | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Brainland Map wallpaper by UnitSeven. Currently heading along the Mind Wandering trail toward the Isle of Sleep. pic.twitter.com/eLUi6RyckK
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How to Focus a Wandering Mind

How to Focus a Wandering Mind | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.
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Frontiers | A mind you can count on: validating breath counting as a behavioral measure of mindfulness | Consciousness Research

Mindfulness practice of present moment awareness promises many benefits, but has eluded rigorous behavioral measurement. To date, research has relied on self-reported mindfulness or heterogeneous ...
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Frontiers | The balanced mind: the variability of task-unrelated thoughts predicts error-monitoring | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Self-generated thoughts unrelated to ongoing activities, also known as ‘mind-wandering’, make up a substantial portion of our daily lives.
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Flow Machine: Hacking The Human Brain For Healing And Wellbeing - Science 2.0

Flow Machine: Hacking The Human Brain For Healing And Wellbeing - Science 2.0 | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Science 2.0 Flow Machine: Hacking The Human Brain For Healing And Wellbeing Science 2.0 As Killingsworth summed it up, “A wandering mind is an unhappy mind.” Simply put, it feels good to be focused on the moment in a flow state and bad to be...
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Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
As search engines get better, we become lazier. We're hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:56 PM

I am reading Max van Manen's latest book about the Phenomenology of Practice. Questions are pivotal to exploring the world. Picasso's quote at the beginning is right on. Curiosity fuels learning and teaching.

 

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Don't Build a Self, Negate the Self - The Costa Rican Times

Don't Build a Self, Negate the Self - The Costa Rican Times | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
The Costa Rican Times Don't Build a Self, Negate the Self The Costa Rican Times There is a saying that goes, “the human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.” But in asking 'how' to quiet the mind we are asking for a...
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Unravelling the mystery of your wandering mind - Wired.co.uk

Unravelling the mystery of your wandering mind - Wired.co.uk | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Unravelling the mystery of your wandering mind
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For years neuroscientists believed that the best way to put people's brains in a neutral state was to put them inside a scanner and get them to look at a small cross.
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The Science of How Your Mind-Wandering Is Robbing You of Happiness

The Science of How Your Mind-Wandering Is Robbing You of Happiness | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
Why the secret of life remains in the living.
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Mind-wandering software knows when you've zoned out - tech - 04 July 2014 - New Scientist

Mind-wandering software knows when you've zoned out - tech - 04 July 2014 - New Scientist | Zone Outs | Scoop.it
A detector is able to figure out when a person's attention shifts from their task and get them to focus on it again (Mind-wandering software knows when you've zoned out: http://t.co/EdZWXDZuBx)...
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