University of Colorado releases thought tracking app to learn how people’s minds wander

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience have released a research app, called Where’s My Mind?, that studies how people’s minds wander. Templeton Foundation and the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation are supporting the research. Where’s My Mind?, which is currently only available on Android devices, will prompt users at random intervals each day with questions about their thoughts. Some of the questions will ask users to describe their mental state, mood, and level of focus. “We’ve had an interest in studying the psychology of internal thought for quite a while,” Jessica Andrews-Hanna, director of the Neuroscience of Thought and Emotion Lab at CU Boulder’s Institute of Cognitive Science said in a statement. “Internal thoughts are important because they can…


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