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The Wandering Mind

What the Brain Does When You’re Not Looking

By Michael C. Corballis
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The Wandering Mind: What the Brain Does When You’re Not Looking by Michael C. Corballis

The Wandering Mind (2015) reveals exactly what is going on in our brain when our mind starts to lose focus. We explore the areas of the brain that remain active as concentration drifts and uncover the connections between our memory, creativity and the rewards of daydreaming.

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Michael C. Corballis is a psychologist and author as well as a professor emeritus at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His main fields of research include cognitive neuroscience, memory and the evolution of language. His other books include A Very Short Tour of the Mind and The Recursive Mind.

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