Series: Explorations in Creativity Research

Book Series: Creativity and the Wandering Mind

Most recent volume


Volume . Creativity and the Wandering Mind

Published: 1st May 2020 Editors: David Preiss Diego Cosmelli James Kaufman

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.

Additional volumes


Sticky Creativity

Published: 25th October 2019 Editors: Bo Christensen Kim Halskov Clemens Klokmose

Creativity and Humor

Published: 29th August 2018 Series Volume Editors: Sarah Luria John Baer James Kaufman

Individual Creativity in the Workplace

Published: 15th August 2018 Editors: Roni Reiter-Palmon Victoria Kennel James Kaufman

The Creative Self

Published: 23rd February 2017 Editors: Maciej Karwowski James Kaufman

Creativity and the Performing Artist

Published: 19th January 2017 Authors: Paula Thomson Victoria Jaque

Domain Specificity of Creativity

Published: 24th November 2015 Author: John Baer

Video Games and Creativity

Published: 11th August 2015 Series Volume Editors: Garo Green James Kaufman

Animal Creativity and Innovation

Published: 8th July 2015 Series Volume Editors: Allison B. Kaufman James Kaufman

Creativity in Engineering

Published: 27th January 2015 Author: David Cropley