Dreaming, Mind Wandering, and Your Imagination with Yvette Graveline

In Episode 4 we meet Yvette Graveline of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought Laboratory at the University of British Columbia. We talk dreams, imagination, and mind wandering, and how they are all intertwined. What is mind wandering and how often do we do it? Is your imagination different from mine? Should we be analyzing our dreams?

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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought Laboratory

Interested in some of the research discussed?

Wamsley, E. J. (2013). Dreaming, waking conscious experience, and the resting brain: report of subjective experience as a tool in the cognitive neurosciences. Frontiers in Psychology4, 637. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00637

Fox, K. C. R., Nijeboer, S., Solomonova, E., Domhoff, G. W., & Christoff, K. (2013). Dreaming as mind wandering: Evidence from functional neuroimaging and first-person content reports. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 412. 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00412

Christoff, K., Irving, Z. C., Fox, K. C. R., Spreng, R. N., & Andrews-Hanna, J. R. (2016). Mind-wandering as spontaneous thought: A dynamic framework. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 17(11), 718-731. 10.1038/nrn.2016.113

Addis, D. R., Schacter, D. L., & Buckner, R. L. (2007). Remembering the past to imagine the future: The prospective brain. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8(9), 657-661. 10.1038/nrn2213