A wandering mind is an unhappy mind.
- ISSN: 0036-8075
- ISBN: 1095-9203 (Electronic)\n0036-8075 (Linking)
- DOI: 10.1126/science.1192439
- PubMed: 21071660
- arXiv: arXiv:1011.1669v3
We developed a smartphone technology to sample people's ongoing thoughts, feelings, and actions and found (i) that people are thinking about what is not happening almost as often as they are thinking about what is and (ii) found that doing so typically makes them unhappy.