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The Resource Mindwandering : how your constant mental drift can improve your mood and boost your creativity, Moshe Bar

Mindwandering : how your constant mental drift can improve your mood and boost your creativity, Moshe Bar

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Mindwandering : how your constant mental drift can improve your mood and boost your creativity
Title
Mindwandering
Title remainder
how your constant mental drift can improve your mood and boost your creativity
Statement of responsibility
Moshe Bar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Research has revealed that our brains are inherently noisy. A number of brain regions connected in what's dubbed the Default Mode Network (DMN) are always grinding away, engaged in a number of different involuntary activities that neuroscientists collectively call mindwandering: from daydreaming and self-chatter to ruminating about the past and worrying about the future. Not only does all of this inner commotion tug our attention away from the present moment, but it can dampen the quality of our experience, lowering our mood and potentially contributing to anxiety and depression. Yet, there's method to this apparent madness. Mindwandering is our brain's way of developing our sense of self, trying to sort out what others are thinking, and searching for associations to help us interpret what's happening in our lives. It can be both positive and negative. On one hand, can become so engaged in this consideration of the past and making predictions about the future that for much of the time we are disconnected from what is actually happening in the moment. On the other, we can become more aware of where our minds are wandering, learning to direct them to stimulate creative, increase our ability to focus, and boost our mood. We want, in short, to work toward being able to bring the right mind to the right time. Mindwandering is the first book to expose readers to the multi-faceted phenomenon of their wandering minds, the new and exciting research of the brain and the mind behind this default mode of ours, when it is beneficial and when it is harming us to wander, and how we can gain some control over our mental lives. In doing so, Mindwandering will bring to readers the rare and marvelous convergence of advanced neuroscience with ancient wisdom; cognitive psychology with creativity and mood; and the brain's default state linked to the quality of our daily experience"--
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Bar, Moshe
Dewey number
153.2/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF365
LC item number
.B37 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abstraction
  • Cognition
  • Subconsciousness
  • Dreams
  • Creative ability
Label
Mindwandering : how your constant mental drift can improve your mood and boost your creativity, Moshe Bar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1284921032
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780306925306
Lccn
2021046543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1284921032
Label
Mindwandering : how your constant mental drift can improve your mood and boost your creativity, Moshe Bar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1284921032
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780306925306
Lccn
2021046543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1284921032

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