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

Barr, N., et al. “Autonomy and control across cognition: Insights from creativity, memory, mind wandering, and reasoning research.” Creativity and the Wandering Mind: Spontaneous and Controlled Cognition, 2020, pp. 25–54. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-816400-6.00002-X. Full Text

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

Stanley, Matthew L., et al. “Prior exposure increases judged truth even during periods of mind wandering.Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Apr. 2022. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13423-022-02101-4. Full Text

Ragnhildstveit, Anya, et al. “Ketamine as a Novel Psychopharmacotherapy for Eating Disorders: Evidence and Future Directions.Brain Sciences, vol. 12, no. 3, Mar. 2022, p. 382. Epmc, doi:10.3390/brainsci12030382. Full Text

Brosowsky, Nicholaus P., et al. “Creativity, Boredom Proneness and Well-Being in the Pandemic.Behavioral Sciences (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 12, no. 3, Mar. 2022, p. 68. Epmc, doi:10.3390/bs12030068. Full Text

Brosowsky, Nicholaus P., et al. “On the relation between mind wandering, PTSD symptomology, and self-control.Consciousness and Cognition, vol. 99, Mar. 2022, p. 103288. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.concog.2022.103288. Full Text

Smith, Alyssa C., et al. “Re-examining the effect of motivation on intentional and unintentional task-unrelated thought: accounting for thought constraint produces novel results.Psychological Research, vol. 86, no. 1, Feb. 2022, pp. 87–97. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-021-01487-5. Full Text

Jansen, E. J., et al. “Under pressure: Locomotion and assessment in the COVID-19 pandemic.” Self and Identity, Jan. 2022. Scopus, doi:10.1080/15298868.2022.2036635. 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, vol. 85, no. 7, Oct. 2021, pp. 2599–609. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s00426-020-01419-9. Full Text

Whitehead, Peter S., et al. “Mind wandering at encoding, but not at retrieval, disrupts one-shot stimulus-control learning.Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, vol. 83, no. 7, Oct. 2021, pp. 2968–82. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13414-021-02343-9. Full Text

Brosowsky, Nicholaus P., et al. “Thought dynamics under task demands: Evaluating the influence of task difficulty on unconstrained thought.Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, vol. 47, no. 9, Sept. 2021, pp. 1298–312. Epmc, doi:10.1037/xhp0000944. Full Text

Seli, Paul, et al. “Mind-Wandering Across the Age Gap: Age-Related Differences in Mind-Wandering Are Partially Attributable to Age-Related Differences in Motivation.The Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol. 76, no. 7, Aug. 2021, pp. 1264–71. Epmc, doi:10.1093/geronb/gbaa031. Full Text