The Resource The wandering mind : what the brain does when you're not looking, Michael C. Corballis

The wandering mind : what the brain does when you're not looking, Michael C. Corballis

Label
The wandering mind : what the brain does when you're not looking
Title
The wandering mind
Title remainder
what the brain does when you're not looking
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. Corballis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The point of this piece of writing is to get you to pick up this book. But what if it takes us a few sentences to explain? What if we need to go into some detail? Are you even going to be paying attention by that point, or will your mind already have wandered off somewhere, not caring a whit about the book you're holding in your hand? It's pretty likely. In fact, some studies suggest that we spend as much as fifty percent of our waking life failing to focus on the task at hand. But does that represent a problem? Michael C. Corballis doesn't think so, and with The Wandering Mind, he shows us why, rehabilitating woolgathering and revealing its incredibly useful effects. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive science and evolutionary biology, Corballis shows us how mind-wandering not only frees us from moment-to-moment drudgery, but also from the limitations of our immediate selves. Mind-wandering strengthens our imagination, fueling the flights of invention, storytelling, and empathy that underlie our shared humanity; furthermore, he explains, our tendency to wander back and forth throught the timeline of our lives is fundamental to our very sense of ourselves as coherent, continuing personalities. Full of unusual examples and surprising discoveries, [this book] mounts a vigorous defense of inattention--even as it never fails to hold the reader's." -- Front jacket flap
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corballis, Michael C
Dewey number
153
Index
index present
LC call number
BF201
LC item number
.C67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 E-281
  • WL 337
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain
  • Cognition
  • Absent-mindedness
  • Thought and thinking
Label
The wandering mind : what the brain does when you're not looking, Michael C. Corballis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Meandering brain, wandering mind -- Memory -- On time -- The hippo in the brain -- Wandering into other minds -- Stories -- Tigers in the night -- Hallucinations -- The creativity of the wandering mind
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 173 pages
Isbn
9780226238616
Lccn
2014035713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024799420
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890757486
  • 548251
  • (OCoLC)ocn890757486
  • 548251
Label
The wandering mind : what the brain does when you're not looking, Michael C. Corballis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Meandering brain, wandering mind -- Memory -- On time -- The hippo in the brain -- Wandering into other minds -- Stories -- Tigers in the night -- Hallucinations -- The creativity of the wandering mind
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 173 pages
Isbn
9780226238616
Lccn
2014035713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024799420
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890757486
  • 548251
  • (OCoLC)ocn890757486
  • 548251

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