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Attentional switch from external toward internal world: a psychophysiological marker

Servais, Anais and Hurter, Christophe and Barbeau, Emmanuel Attentional switch from external toward internal world: a psychophysiological marker. (2020) In: 1st International Conference on Cognitive Aircraft Systems - ICCAS 2020, 18 March 2020 - 19 March 2020 (Toulouse, France). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Let’s have an experience. Read the following question and try to answer as sincerely as possible. Meanwhile, observe what’s going on in your mind. Here is the question: “What gift did you receive for Christmas?”. To answer this question, we need to create a temporary internal mental space to which our attention will focus (Tulving, 2002). This attentional switch from external towards internal mental world is commonly referred as mindwandering. Since attention is a limited resource, it cannot focus simultaneously on outside and inside worlds: while our attention is focused on our internal world, we are largely blind to external stimulations (Fernandes & Moscovitch, 2000). There is a perceptual decoupling (Smallwood & Schooler, 2006) which is one of the most threatening aspect of the mindwandering (Schooler et al., 2011).

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile - ENAC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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