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A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind

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Science  12 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6006, pp. 932
DOI: 10.1126/science.1192439

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  1. Fig. 1

    Mean happiness reported during each activity (top) and while mind wandering to unpleasant topics, neutral topics, pleasant topics or not mind wandering (bottom). Dashed line indicates mean of happiness across all samples. Bubble area indicates the frequency of occurrence. The largest bubble (“not mind wandering”) corresponds to 53.1% of the samples, and the smallest bubble (“praying/worshipping/meditating”) corresponds to 0.1% of the samples.