Paul Seli

Paul Seli

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

External Address: 
417 Chapel Drive, 205 Reuben-Cooke Building, Durham, NC 27708


Education & Training

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

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

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

Frith, Emily, et al. “Intelligence and creativity share a common cognitive and neural basis.Journal of Experimental Psychology. General, vol. 150, no. 4, Apr. 2021, pp. 609–32. Epmc, doi:10.1037/xge0000958. Full Text

Boylan, J., et al. “Boredom in the COVID-19 pandemic: Trait boredom proneness, the desire to act, and rule-breaking.” Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 171, Mar. 2021. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.paid.2020.110387. Full Text

Smallwood, Jonathan, et al. “The neural correlates of ongoing conscious thought.Iscience, vol. 24, no. 3, Mar. 2021, p. 102132. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.isci.2021.102132. Full Text

Gross, M. E., et al. “Comparing the phenomenological qualities of stimulus-independent thought, stimulus-dependent thought and dreams using experience sampling.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, vol. 376, no. 1817, Feb. 2021, p. 20190694. Epmc, doi:10.1098/rstb.2019.0694. Full Text

Ralph, Brandon C. W., et al. “The relation between task-unrelated media multitasking and task-related motivation.Psychological Research, vol. 85, no. 1, Feb. 2021, pp. 408–22. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-019-01246-7. Full Text

Forrin, N. D., et al. “TL;DR: Longer Sections of Text Increase Rates of Unintentional Mind-Wandering.” Journal of Experimental Education, vol. 89, no. 2, Jan. 2021, pp. 278–90. Scopus, doi:10.1080/00220973.2020.1751578. Full Text

Brosowsky, Nicholaus P., et al. “Attention need not always apply: Mind wandering impedes explicit but not implicit sequence learning.Cognition, vol. 209, Dec. 2020, p. 104530. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104530. Full Text

Sinclair, Alyssa H., et al. “Closed-minded cognition: Right-wing authoritarianism is negatively related to belief updating following prediction error.Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, vol. 27, no. 6, Dec. 2020, pp. 1348–61. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13423-020-01767-y. Full Text

Stanley, Matthew L., et al. “Intellectual humility and perceptions of political opponents.Journal of Personality, vol. 88, no. 6, Dec. 2020, pp. 1196–216. Epmc, doi:10.1111/jopy.12566. Full Text Open Access Copy