Project « Behavioral patterns of the wandering mind »

The interest in mind wandering research has vastly grown in recent years. Although a large amount of studies has been conducted, besides notable exceptions, precise mathematical models of mind wandering are still missing. Main existing theories of mind wandering are of qualitative nature.  Such qualitative theories are described verbally and are less precisely defined compared to quantitative theories. Thus, computational models are much needed to make precise behavioral predictions, which can be empirically tested. In this project, we aim to discover differences in behavioral (e.g., responses, response times) and psychophysiological (e.g., pupillometry) measures between task-engaged and task-disengaged behavior with the goal to develop a mathematical model of mind wandering and eventually predict task-disengaged behavior online during a given task.

15.09.2019 – 15.09.2020


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