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

Gross, M. E., et al. “Comparing the phenomenological qualities of stimulus-independent thought, stimulus-dependent thought and dreams using experience sampling. (Accepted)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

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

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

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

Struk, Andriy A., et al. “Rich environments, dull experiences: how environment can exacerbate the effect of constraint on the experience of boredom.Cognition & Emotion, vol. 34, no. 7, Nov. 2020, pp. 1517–23. Epmc, doi:10.1080/02699931.2020.1763919. Full Text

Stanley, M. L., et al. “Exposure to opposing reasons reduces negative impressions of ideological opponents.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, vol. 91, Nov. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2020.104030. Full Text

Frith, Emily, et al. “Intelligence and creativity share a common cognitive and neural basis.Journal of Experimental Psychology. General, Oct. 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1037/xge0000958. Full Text

O’Neill, Kevin, et al. “Dissociating the freely-moving thought dimension of mind-wandering from the intentionality and task-unrelated thought dimensions.Psychological Research, Sept. 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-020-01419-9. 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, vol. 84, no. 2, Mar. 2020, pp. 404–23. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-018-1056-x. Full Text Open Access Copy

Ralph, Brandon C. W., et al. “Yearning for distraction: Evidence for a trade-off between media multitasking and mind wandering.Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology = Revue Canadienne De Psychologie Experimentale, vol. 74, no. 1, Mar. 2020, pp. 56–72. Epmc, doi:10.1037/cep0000186. Full Text