The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You're Not Looking

The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You're Not Looking

Despite humankind's dazzling cognitive abilities and constant exhortations to be mindful, we all know that our minds are prone to wandering. So what does the brain do when we're not looking? Rooted in neuroscience, psychology and evolutionary biology...

Title:The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You're Not Looking
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781869408114
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    The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You're Not Looking Reviews

  • Jenni Ogden

    Even though I've heard Mike speak and lecture dozens of times, read many of his books and scientific papers, and know a bit about the topics in this book myself, I still found it fascinating, AND lear...

  • Elizabeth

    I would have liked to hear a lot more about the default-mode network. That was the main new idea introduced to me by this book but it got no more than a few passing mentions. Since it seemed pretty ke...

  • Jaime Grimmett

    Good, covering a broad range of interesting topics. However no real depth to the conversation, I found myself wanting more detail....

  • Ami Iida

    High redundancy , boring .......................the endYou must not read it absolutely!...

  • Jaime Dear

    Not much went on in this book, felt like a lot of filler in order to make it long enough. Could have just stayed in a shorter format. I wish everything was better connected and wish there were less jo...

  • Mary

    Si tratta di un saggio di divulgazione neuroscientifica sui viaggi mentali. Non è molto approfondito, ma è una bella lettura che mi ha anche intrattenuta....

  • YHC

    The beginning of this book talked about our animal brains, the Hippocampus that forms our memories, then REM linked to our body temperature regulations. Of course, we should talk about dreams, Corball...

  • Sophia

    Really 3.5 stars.I find this book wanders quite a bit on the topic, and only really has the first couple of chapters and the last strictly related to mind wandering. Everything else is just background...

  • E

    The book's subtitle is pretty accurate. However, I was still disappointed. I was expecting more on the healthful benefits of letting your mind wander--creativity, calm, sanity, imagination, etc. There...

  • Kristina

    Easy to read popular science. A good introduction to sleep, sense of time etc. A bit too light for me, too little new information or surprises. ...