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EEG Study Of Mind Wandering

29 October 2019

We are interested in how the brain works during episodes of mind wandering and task focus.
To measure brain function, we use a safe and non-invasive neuroimaging technique called electroencephalogram (EEG). To understand whether someone is mind wandering or focusing on the task, we use a computerised task measuring sustained attention.


  • Any gender
  • Age 40-65 (We will still consider individuals between 35 and 40 years of age)
  • Fluent in English or English as a first language
  • NO history of (or currently present) major co-occurring medical or mental health disorders:
  • - NO Current episode of major depression; Current anxiety with panic attacks;
  • - NO Current psychosis or hypomania/mania
  • - NO Drug or alcohol addiction or dependency
  • - NO Head injury or other identifiable neurological condition

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Ethical approval

The study has been granted ethical approval by the North East - Newcastle & North Tyneside 1 Research Ethics Committee. REC reference: 17/NE/0188.

About the researcher

I am a friendly researcher based at King's College London who has been carrying out neuroimaging studies since 2012. I would be very happy to have you as my participant and show you how interesting neuroimaging is ! :)

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