Paul Seli

Paul Seli

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo (Canada) 2015

  • M.A., University of Waterloo (Canada) 2012


mind wandering, attention, multitasking, cognitive control, creativity

Seli, Paul, et al. “Increasing participant motivation reduces rates of intentional and unintentional mind wandering..” Psychological Research, vol. 83, no. 5, July 2019, pp. 1057–69. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-017-0914-2. Full Text

Beaty, Roger E., et al. “Network Neuroscience of Creative Cognition: Mapping Cognitive Mechanisms and Individual Differences in the Creative Brain..” Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, vol. 27, June 2019, pp. 22–30. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2018.08.013. Full Text

Seli, P., et al. “Depression, anxiety, and stress and the distinction between intentional and unintentional mind wandering.” Psychology of Consciousness: Theory Research, and Practice, vol. 6, no. 2, June 2019, pp. 163–70. Scopus, doi:10.1037/cns0000182. Full Text

Beaty, Roger E., et al. “Thinking about the past and future in daily life: an experience sampling study of individual differences in mental time travel..” Psychological Research, vol. 83, no. 4, June 2019, pp. 805–16. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-018-1075-7. Full Text

Seli, Paul, et al. “How pervasive is mind wandering, really?.” Consciousness and Cognition, vol. 66, Nov. 2018, pp. 74–78. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.concog.2018.10.002. Full Text

Seli, Paul, et al. “The Family-Resemblances Framework for Mind-Wandering Remains Well Clad..” Trends in Cognitive Sciences, vol. 22, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 959–61. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.tics.2018.07.007. Full Text

Seli, Paul, et al. “The role of task difficulty in theoretical accounts of mind wandering..” Consciousness and Cognition, vol. 65, Oct. 2018, pp. 255–62. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.concog.2018.08.005. Full Text

Seli, Paul, et al. “On the Clock: Evidence for the Rapid and Strategic Modulation of Mind Wandering..” Psychological Science, vol. 29, no. 8, Aug. 2018, pp. 1247–56. Epmc, doi:10.1177/0956797618761039. Full Text

Laflamme, Patrick, et al. “Validating a visual version of the metronome response task..” Behavior Research Methods, vol. 50, no. 4, Aug. 2018, pp. 1503–14. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13428-018-1020-0. Full Text

Ralph, Brandon C. W., et al. “Volitional media multitasking: awareness of performance costs and modulation of media multitasking as a function of task demand..” Psychological Research, July 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-018-1056-x. Full Text Open Access Copy


Wammes, J. D., et al. “Mind-wandering in educational settings.” The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought: Mind-Wandering, Creativity, and Dreaming, 2018, pp. 259–72. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190464745.013.15. Full Text