Jonathan Schooler

Mind-Wandering & Meta-Awareness is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Jonathan Schooler, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This wide-ranging conversation examines how mind-wandering can serve as a window into the psychological world of meta-awareness. further topics include the nature of consciousness, mindfulness, creativity, free will, verbal overshadowing and more. 

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Back to the Future, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

  1. Meta-Beginnings – Grappling with universal vagueness
  2. Getting Precise – Definition and measurements
  3. Brain-Wandering? – What’s happening inside 
  4. Creativity – Mind-wandering’s upside
  5. Responses – Views from the other side
  6. On the Wild Side – Free will and multiple universes
  7. Outstanding Issues – From the Decline Effect to an encouraging universe

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Mind-Wandering & Meta-Awareness is also part of the five-part Ideas Roadshow CollectionConversations About Psychology, Volume 1, which is available in hardcover, paperback and electronic format.