| Published: October 30, 2017

The Mental Health Aspect of Mind Wandering

Karthick S.

Academic Associate, Department of Humanities and Liberal Arts in Management, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, IIMK Campus Post, Kozhikode-673570, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.010/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.010


The mind rarely remains on one topic for a prolonged period without deviation. It’s a dynamic nature of the experience of the mind that everyone experiencing mind wandering, in which attention switches from a current task to unrelated thoughts and feelings. Studies had explored the phenomenology of mind wandering and highlighted the importance of its content and relation to metacognition in defining its purposeful effects. This study is about the mental health aspects of mind wandering which involve a complex balance of costs and benefits: Its association with various kinds of mental health-related explanation, therapeutic benefits and its applicability in mental health.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017