Understanding mind-wandering could shed light on mental illness

Science Magazine quoted Kalina Christoff, a UBC psychology professor and the lead author of a review examining the implications of mind-wandering.

“Sometimes the mind moves freely from one idea to another, but at other times it keeps coming back to the same idea, drawn by some worry or emotion,” she said. “Understanding what makes thought free and what makes it constrained is crucial because it can help us understand how thoughts move in the minds of those diagnosed with mental illness.”

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