• Mindwandering

  • How Your Constant Mental Drift Can Improve Your Mood and Boost Your Creativity
  • By: Moshe Bar
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Our brains are noisy; certain regions are always grinding away at involuntary activities like daydreaming, worrying about the future, and self-chatter, taking up to forty-seven percent of our waking time. This is mindwandering—and while it can tug your attention away from the present, cognitive neuroscientist Moshe Bar is here to tell you about the method behind this apparent madness.

Mindwandering is the first popular book to explore this multi-faceted phenomenon of your wandering mind and introduces you to the new, exciting research behind it. Bar combines his decades of research to explain the benefits and the possible cost of mindwandering within the broader context of psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, and philosophy, providing you with practical knowledge that can help you:

  • Develop your sense of self, better relate to others, and make associations that help you understand the world around you
  • Increase your ability to focus by understanding when to wander—and when not to
  • Magnify and enrich your experiences by learning about full immersion
  • Stimulate your creativity by combing through the past and making predictions about the future
©2022 Moshe Bar (P)2022 Tantor

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Genius author

My bullshit indicator says that this book is 100% pure genius.
Interesting solutions to deal with unwanted thoughts.
This book inspires me to be a better person.
I don’t feel bad when my mind wanders anymore :)
I got more tools to control difficult mental situations and hopefully I’ll be able to help a friend or two :)
Thank you Moshe bar for sharing your genius inspiring work with the world.
Waiting for your next book.

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  • 08-21-22

Super!

Loved it! Written with enthusiasm and passion; I didn't want it to end. Brilliantly performed too, I'm looking forward to listening again.

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  • 04-28-22

Narrator is off putting

nothing against the narrator's voice it's more the tone in which he reads. He reads it's almost like a news broadcast or sports commentator. His inflection at the end of some sentences gives the impression that the current subject/story is ending but then it doesn't. My brain struggled to make the switch from 'news broadcaster' delivering short snippets of information to this is actually a book.
my rating is not fair as I have not listend to the whole book.

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  • 04-08-22

Cannot listen to narrator

Listened to amazing interview by Moshe Bar on his book and research. Bought the audiobook however this narrator immediately turned me off, could not focus on the content, found voice and tone annoying and distant to the text. Wish the author narrated this.