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Creativity and the Wandering Mind: Spontaneous and Controlled Cognition summarizes research on the impact of mind wandering and cognitive control on creativity, including imagination, fantasy and play. Coverage focuses on the negative consequences of mind wandering on focused problem-solving, the positive effect of mindfulness, and the positive consequences of mind wandering. Research indicates that most people experience mind wandering during a large percentage of their waking time, and that it is a baseline default mode of brain function during the awake but resting state.
This volume explores the different kinds of mind wandering and its positive impact on imagination, problem-solving and creative output.