The Family-Resemblances Framework for Mind-Wandering Remains Well Clad

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Michael J. Kane, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Christoff et al. [1] reject our family-resemblances framework for mind-wandering research [2] and instead seek to characterize mind-wandering with a necessary defining feature. As an example, they point to their ‘dynamic framework’ [3] that defines mind-wandering as thoughts that ‘proceed in a relatively free, unconstrained fashion.’ We outline three primary points of disagreement with their commentary and two points of clarification on the family-resemblances framework.

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Trends in Cognitive Sciences 22(11) 959-961
Language: English
Date: 2018
mind-wandering, family resemblances, definition, heterogeneous, varieties

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