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I am currently a PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Marie Postma. My research explores mind wandering and inattention. More specifically, I am investigating the causes, effects, and behavioral and physical measures (computer mouse movements, eye movements, pitch) of mind wandering. My project aims to answer  3 main questions: 1) Does hand reach behavior measured in real-time predict mind wandering during online tasks? 2) Are age related differences in mind wandering also reflected in hand reach behavior? 3) How are episodic and associative memory related to mind wandering?


Recent publications

  1. Tracking the wandering mind - Memory, mouse movements and decision ma…

    Dias Da Silva, M., & Postma, M. (2019). Tracking the wandering mind: Memory, mouse movements and decision making styles. In A. Goel, C. Seifert, & C. Freska (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 41, pp. 2592-2598). Montreal, QB.
  2. Ruminative minds, wandering eyes - Effects of ruminative mind wanderi…

    Dias Da Silva, M., Rusz, D., & Postma, M. (2018). Ruminative minds, wandering eyes: Effects of ruminative mind wandering episodes on lexical associations, pitch imitation and eye behavior. PLoS ONE.

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