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A tale of the default state of the brain

When you think of a psychological experiment involving the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) you probably imagine a person laying down inside the scanner and performing one or several tasks. 1,259 more words

Cognition

"No-Fail" Friday: Screen time

Earlier this week, I shared my personal belief (and experience) that the effects of a regular mindfulness practice will probably show up in your everyday life before you ever reach a point where any of it feels “easy.” You may find that you’re less quickly irritated, that your fuse under frustration takes a little longer to pop, or maybe you catch yourself just a little sooner when your mind sets sail for somewhere else while your face is having a conversation right in front of you. 549 more words

Mindfulness

Thinking more clearly by writing weekly

In an echo of Henry Thoreau’s retreat to the woods around Walden pond, Sylvain Tesson escaped the ugliness of modern life and spent six months in a log cabin on the shore of Lake Baikal in Siberia.  151 more words

Mind Wandering

“The correction of fear is your responsibility. When you ask for release from fear, you are implying that it isn’t. You should ask, instead, for help in the conditions which have brought the fear about. 332 more words

Spirituality

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 293

POEM TRANSLATION ECHOES 293

 

FISHING

(釣魚)

 

Idle but not bored

空閒不無聊

leisure in mind wandering

休闲在心中徘徊

fishing in day dreams

白日夢釣魚

 

free flowing river

河流自由漂 10 more words

Poetry

The cognitive processes behind mind wandering

It happens innocently enough: One minute you’re working on a report and the next minute you’re thinking about how you need to do laundry. Mind wandering is frequent and common. 117 more words

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