This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Jonathan Schooler, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This wide-ranging conversation examines how mind-wandering can serve as a window into the psychological world of meta-awareness. further topics include the nature of consciousness, mindfulness, creativity, free will, verbal overshadowing and more.
This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Back to the Future, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
I. Meta-Beginnings - Grappling with universal vagueness
II. Getting Precise - Definition and measurements
III. Brain-Wandering? - What’s happening inside
IV. Creativity - Mind-wandering’s upside
V. Responses - Views from the other side
VI. On the Wild Side - Free will and multiple universes
VII. Outstanding Issues - From the Decline Effect to an encouraging universe
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