Bio

I am a tenure track assistant professor in the Communication and Cognition Department at Tilburg University. I am also a research affiliate in the Statistical Imaging Neuroscience at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. I was awarded an NWO Veni grant for my research project Drawn in or zoned out? Tracking the wandering mind during reading (2020-2024). I am interested in the cognitive and neural underpinnings of mind wandering, in particular in the context of discourse processing (e.g., reading, watching film). My research focuses on how the task influences mind wandering, and how brain networks interact to generate spontaneous thoughts. 

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Recent publications

  1. Mind and body - The manifestation of mind wandering in bodily behavio…

    Dias Da Silva-van Riel, M., Branco, D., Postma, M., & Faber, M. (2021). Mind and body: The manifestation of mind wandering in bodily behaviors. In N. Dario, & L. Tateo (Eds.), New Perspectives on Mind Wandering
  2. Windows to the mind - Neurophysiological indicators of mind wandering…

    Dias Da Silva-van Riel, M., Postma, M., & Faber, M. (2021). Windows to the mind: Neurophysiological indicators of mind wandering across tasks. In N. Dario, & L. Tateo (Eds.), New Perspectives on Mind Wandering
  3. Lost in a Story, Detached from the Words

    Eekhof, L., Kuijpers, M., Faber, M., Gao, X., Mak, M., van den Hoven, E., & Willems, R. (2021). Lost in a Story, Detached from the Words. Discourse Processes, 1-22.
  4. Looking for a Deal? - Visual Social Attention during Negotiations via…

    Vrzakova, H., Amon, M. J., Rees, M., Faber, M., & D'Mello, S. (2021). Looking for a Deal? Visual Social Attention during Negotiations via Mixed Media Videoconferencing. In Proceedings of the AMC on Human-Computer Interaction (CSCW3 ed., Vol. 4)
  5. Mind wandering as data augmentation - How mental travel supports abst…

    Faber, M. (2020). Mind wandering as data augmentation: How mental travel supports abstraction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, [e130].

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