Mind-Wandering as a Natural Kind: A Family-Resemblances View.
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As empirical research on mind-wandering accelerates, we draw attention to an emerging trend in how mind-wandering is conceptualized. Previously articulated definitions of mind-wandering differ from each other in important ways, yet they also maintain overlapping characteristics. This conceptual structure suggests that mind-wandering is best considered from a family-resemblances perspective, which entails treating it as a graded, heterogeneous construct and clearly measuring and describing the specific aspect(s) of mind-wandering that researchers are investigating. We believe that adopting this family-resemblances approach will increase conceptual and methodological connections among related phenomena in the mind-wandering family and encourage a more nuanced and precise understanding of the many varieties of mind-wandering.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1016/j.tics.2018.03.010
Publication InfoSeli, Paul; Kane, Michael J; Smallwood, Jonathan; Schacter, Daniel L; Maillet, David; Schooler, Jonathan W; & Smilek, Daniel (2018). Mind-Wandering as a Natural Kind: A Family-Resemblances View. Trends in cognitive sciences, 22(6). pp. 479-490. 10.1016/j.tics.2018.03.010. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/17290.
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