The Human Mind is a Wandering Mind, and a Wandering Mind is an Unhappy Mind

#Science

Tue, Nov 16th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Using data collected from a specially designed iPhone app, researchers found that human minds wander much more frequently than we realize, and our inability to stay focused in the present leads to unhappiness. Reportedly, we spend nearly 50% of our waking hours thinking about something other than what's happening in front of us.

The researchers note that although the ability to think about what isn't happening comes with an emotional cost, such abstract thinking is actually a significant cognitive achievement.

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