Understanding mind-wandering could shed light on mental illness: UBC research

If you think the mind grinds to a halt when you’re doing nothing, think again. A University of British Columbia-led review of mind-wandering research, published in the November issue of Nature Reviews Neuroscience, proposes a new framework for understanding how thoughts flow, even at rest. The authors argue that their new framework could help better understand the stream of consciousness of patients diagnosed with mental illnesses like depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “Mind-wandering is typically characterized as thoughts that stray from what you’re doing,” said Kalina Christoff, the review’s lead author and a professor in UBC’s department of psychology. “But we believe this definition is limited in that it doesn’t capture the dynamics of thought. Sometimes the mind moves freely from one idea to another, but at…


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