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Wandering Minds Club Clubhouse
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Updated: Feb 1, 2024

Description

Mind wandering is ubiquitous to the human experience and may be the brain's default process. How is it actually defined? One common and consistent definition is that mind wandering is when an individual's thoughts shift away from the task at hand; it is often referred to as task-unrelated thoughts. What is not consistent, however, is the use of the term mind wandering. There are so many different terms used to describe task-unrelated thought that many authors include a list of the terms that have been used over the years.
Some of the terms that have been used in place of mind wandering include daydreaming, spontaneous thought, fantasy, zoning out, thought intrusions, task-irrelevant thoughts, perceptual decoupling, stimulus-independent thought, unconscious thought, internally generated thoughts, offline thought, incidental self-processing, undirected thought, and self-generated thought. All of these terms are in some way a reference to task-unrelated thoughts. Some are perfect synonyms of each other, whereas others have subtle differences. Of these highly similar if not entirely identical terms, daydreaming seems to have a special, more complicated relationship with mind wandering than the others, others acknowledge the similarities but maintain a minor, though unspecified, distinction, With few exceptions, however, it seems that daydreaming and mind wandering are close enough to the same cognitive state that they can be used in tandem if not interchangeably. The use of the term “mind wandering” over daydreaming is more common in recent research. Perhaps, it is because mind wondering carries a broader connotation than daydreaming. Perhaps, it is because of the growth of the area of mindfulness, and mind wandering therefore provides a more linguistically symmetrical counterbalance than daydreaming. Whatever the reason, though there may be a difference, these terms are too similar and too frequently used interchangeably in the literature to be considered distinct. Therefore, any previous references in the literature to task-unrelated thoughts, either as mind wandering or daydreaming, should be considered the same thing. Using mind wandering as the preferred term moving forward will not only help to eliminate the confusion between daydreaming and mind wandering but also eliminate the need for the litany of synonyms referenced earlier.
This first step may cause some disagreement, but it is an important one in clarifying the language & simplifying communication
Respectively: Everyone is requested to be civilized, and maintain proper decoram, with your presence during conversation, no personal attacks while discussing on any topic.
Facts: present valid facts, links, and refrance while putting your points forward. Unknown source or points won't be appreciated, Every religion should be respected.
Admins: Moderators won't be responsible for any individual's independent statment, everyone in the room, has its own responsibility. Hate, racism, & abusing words won't be tolerated.

Rules

Respectively

Everyone is requested to be civilized, and maintain proper decoram, with your presence during conversation, no personal attacks while discussing on any topic.

Facts

present valid facts, links, and refrance while putting your points forward. Unknown source or points won't be appreciated, Every religion should be respected.

Admins

Moderators won't be responsible for any individual's independent statment, everyone in the room, has its own responsibility. Hate, racism, & abusing words won't be tolerated.

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February 01, 2024 1,197 +6 +0.6%
December 18, 2023 1,191 +4 +0.4%
November 07, 2023 1,187 +2 +0.2%
October 08, 2023 1,185 -1 -0.1%
September 08, 2023 1,186 -1 -0.1%
August 10, 2023 1,187 +7 +0.6%
July 09, 2023 1,180 -2 -0.2%
June 16, 2023 1,182 +44 +3.9%
March 16, 2023 1,138 +38 +3.5%
January 19, 2023 1,100 -100 -8.4%
January 12, 2023 1,200 +100 +9.1%
June 16, 2022 1,100 +100 +10.0%
March 11, 2022 1,000 +109 +12.3%
November 16, 2021 891 -1 -0.2%
November 11, 2021 892 +6 +0.7%
November 08, 2021 886 -2 -0.3%
November 07, 2021 888 -2 -0.3%
November 06, 2021 890 +6 +0.7%
November 05, 2021 884 +11 +1.3%
November 02, 2021 873 +11 +1.3%
November 01, 2021 862 +1 +0.2%
October 30, 2021 861 +1 +0.2%
October 29, 2021 860 +2 +0.3%

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