Is Our Ability to Detect Errors an Indicator of Mind Wandering? An Experiment Proposal
Oschinsky, Frederike Marie
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Mind wandering could have a variety of impacts on information systems phenomena, not least long monotonous tasks. Unfortunately, mind wandering states are difficult to measure objectively. In this paper, we describe work-in-progress to address this problem in a novel way. We describe two studies that will observe participants’ ability to detect errors in a task as a correlate of mind wandering. Demonstrating the technique using a lecture paradigm, the studies employ previously investigated methods of measuring mind wandering as a baseline for the new technique. If successful, we will demonstrate a new method for measuring mind wandering that can be applicable to a broad range of information systems and psychological studies.
Conrad, C, Klesel, M., Mayhew, K., O’Neil, K., Oschinsky F. and Usai, F. (2022). Is your ability to detect errors an indicator of mind wandering? An experiment proposal. Proceedings of the 2022 NeuroIS Retreat.