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On the relationship between unprompted thought and affective well-being: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Kam, J.W.Y., Wong, A., Thiemann, R.*, Hasan, F.*, Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Mills, C. (in press). Psychological Bulletin.

Inside a child’s mind: The relations between mind wandering and executive function across 8- to 12-year-olds.

Hasan, F.*, Hart, C.M.*, Graham, S.A., & Kam, J.W.Y. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 240:105832. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2023.105832.


Intracranial recordings reveal high-frequency activity in the human temporal-parietal cortex supporting non-literal language processing.
Soni, S.*, Overton, J., Kam, J.W.Y., Pexman, P., Prabhu, A., Garza, N., Saez, I., & Girgis, F. Frontiers in Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1304031.


EEG complexity during mind wandering: A multiscale entropy investigation.

Cnudde, K.*, Kim, G.*, Murch, W.S., Handy, T.C., Protzner, A., Kam, J.W.Y.. Neuropsychologia, 180, 108480

Recent advances in the neuroscience of spontaneous and off-task thought: implications for mental health.

Kucyi, A., Kam, J.W.Y., Andrews-Hanna, J.R. Christoff, K., & Whitfield-Gabrieli, S. Nature Mental Health, 1, 827–840.


Detecting when the mind wanders off task in real-time: An overview and systematic review.

Kuvar, V., Kam, J.W.Y., Hutt, S., & Mills, C. (2023). In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 163-173.

Differential relationship between thought dimensions and momentary affect in daily life.

Thiemann, R.*, Mills, C., & Kam, J.W.Y. Psychological Research, 12, 1-12. 


Mind-wandering: Mechanistic insights from lesion, tDCS, and iEEG.

Kam, J.W.Y. Mittner, M., & Knight, R.T. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 26, 268-282. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2021.12.005

Task-unrelated thought increases after consumption of COVID-19 and general news.

Hart, C.M.*, Mills, C., Thiemann, R., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., & Kam, J.W.Y. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 7, 69. 

Electrophysiological markers of mind wandering: A systematic review.

Kam, J.W.Y., Rahnuma, T., Park, Y.E., Hart, C.M., Neuroimage, 258, 119372. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119372

Daily practice of brief mindfulness training reduces negative impact of COVID-19 news exposure on affective well-being.

Kam, J.W.Y., Javed, J.*, Hart, C.M.*, Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Tomfohr-Madsen, L., & Mills, C.M. Psychological Research, doi:10.1007s00426-021- 01550-1.


Distinct electrophysiological signatures of task-unrelated and dynamic thoughts.

Kam, J.W.Y., Irving, Z.C., Mills, C., Patel, S., Gopnik, A., & Knight, R.T. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 118, e2011796118.

Top-down attentional modulation in human frontal cortex: differential engagement during external and internal attention.

Kam, J.W.Y., Helfrich, R.H., Lin, J.J., Solbakk, A.K., Endestad, T., Larsson, P., & Knight, R.T. Cerebral Cortex, 31, 873-883.


How to interpret resting-state fMRI: ask your participants.

Gonzalez-Castillo J., Kam, J.W.Y., Hoy, C., & Bandettini, P. Journal of Neuroscience, 41, 1130-1141.

The role of the anterior nuclei of the thalamus in human memory processing.

Sweeney-Reed, C.M., Buentjen, L., Voges, J., Schmitt, F.C., Zaehle, T., Kam, J.W.Y., et al. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 126, 146-158.

Detection of mind wandering using EEG: within and across individuals.

Dong, H.W.*, Mills, C., Knight, R.T. & Kam, J.W.Y. Plos One, 16(5): e0251490.


Insights into human cognition from intracranial EEG: A review of audition, memory, internal cognition, and causality.

Johnson, E.L., Kam, J.W.Y., Tzovara, A., & Knight, R.T. Journal of Neural Engineering, 17, 5.

Study protocol of the Aerobic exercise and CogniTIVe functioning in women with breAsT cancEr (ACTIVATE) trial: a two-arm, two-centre randomized controlled trial.

Brunet J., Barrett-Bernstein M., Kadravec K., Taljaard M., LeVasseur N., Srikanthan A., et al. BMC Cancer, 20, 711.

Direct comparison between a wireless dry electrode EEG system with a conventional wired wet electrode EEG system. 

Hinrichs, H., Scholz, M., Baum, A.K., Kam, J.W.Y., Knight, R.T., & Heinze, H.J. Scientific Report, 10, 5218.

A hypothesis-generating study using electrophysiology to examine cognitive function in colon cancer patients.

Hung, S.H.W., Mutti, S., Neil-Sztramko, S.E., Kam, J.W.Y., Niksirat, N., Handy, T.C., et al Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 35, 226-232.


Functional coupling between default network and fronto-parietal control network supports internal attention.

Kam, J.W.Y., Lin, J.J., Solbakk, A.K., Endestad, T., Larsson, P., & Knight, R.T. Nature Human Behavior, 3(12),1263-1270.


A differential role for human hippocampus in novelty and contextual processing: implications for P300.

Fonken, Y., Kam, J.W.Y., & Knight, R.T. Psychophysiology, doi: 10.1111/psyp.13400.

The influence of acetaminophen on task related attention. 

Mutti, S., Samayoa, J.A.G., Kam, J.W.Y., Randles, D., Heine, S.J., & Handy, T.C. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, 444.


Systematic comparison between a wireless EEG system with dry electrodes and a wired EEG system with wet electrodes.

Kam, J.W.Y.**, Griffin, S.**, Shen, A., Patel, S., Hinrichs, H., Heinze, H.J., Deouell, L.Y., & Knight, R.T. Neuroimage, 184, 119-129.


Lateral prefrontal cortex lesion impairs regulation of internally and externally directed attention.

Kam, J.W.Y., Solbakk, A.K., Endestad, T., Meling, T.R., & Knight, R.T. Neuroimage, 175, 91-99.

Orbitofrontal damage reduces auditory sensory response in humans. 

Kam, J.W.Y., Solbakk, A.K., Funderud, I., Endestad, T., Meling, T.R., & Knight, R.T. Cortex, 101, 309-312.

Effect of aerobic exercise on cancer-associated cognitive impairment: A proof-of-concept RCT.

Campbell, K.L., Kam, J.W.Y., Neil-Sztramko, S.E., Liu-Ambrose T., Handy T.C., Lim, H.J., et al. Psycho-oncology, 27, 53-60.

Differential sources for two neural signatures of target detection: An electrocorticography study.

Kam, J.W.Y.**, Szczepanski, S.M.**, Canolty, R.T., Flinker, A., Auguste, K.I., Crone, N.E., et al. Cerebral Cortex, 28, 9-20.

Electrophysiological evidence for attentional decoupling during mind wandering.

Kam, J.W.Y., & Handy, T.C. In K.R. Fox & K. Christoff (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mind-wandering as a scientific concept: Cutting through the definitional haze.

Christoff, K., Mills, C., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., Irving, Z.C., Thompson, E., Fox, K.C.R., & Kam, J.W.Y. Trends in Cognitive Science, 22, 957-959.


The wandering mind: How the brain allows us to mentally wander off to another time and place​.

Kam, J.W.Y. Frontiers for Young Minds, 5:25. doi: 10.3389/frym.2017.00025


Altered regional activation during prepotent response inhibition in breast cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy.

Kam, J.W.Y., Boyd, L.A., Hsu, C.L., Liu-Ambrose, T., Handy, T.C., Lim, H.J., et al. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 10(3), 840-848.​

Acetaminophen attenuates error evaluation in cortex.

Randles, D., Kam, J.W.Y., Heine, S.J., Inzlicht, M., & Handy, T.C. Social, Cognitive, and Neuroscience, 11(6), 899-906.

Sustained attention abnormalities in breast cancer survivors with cancer-associated cognitive deficits post chemotherapy: An electrophysiological study. 

Kam, J.W.Y., Brenner, C.A., Handy, T.C., Boyd, L.A., Liu-Ambrose, T., Lim, H.J., et al. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(1), 369-378.


Migraine and attention to visual events during mind wandering​.

Kam, J.W.Y., Mickleborough, M.J.S., Eades, C. & Handy, T.C. Experimental Brain Research, 233, 1503-1510.

Mind wandering and selective attention to the external.

Kam, J.W.Y., & Handy, T.C. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 183-189.


Electroencephalogram recording in humans.

Kam, J.W.Y., & Handy, T.C. In E. Covey & M. Carter (Eds.). Basic Methods in Electrophysiology. New York: Oxford University Press.


Visual asymmetry revisited: Mind wandering preferentially disrupts processing in the left visual field

Kam, J.W.Y., Nagamatsu, L.S., & Handy, T.C. Brain and Cognition, 92C, 32-38.​

Differential recruitment of executive resources during mind wandering.

Handy, T.C. & Kam, J.W.Y., Consciousness and Cognition, 26, 51-63.

I don’t feel your pain: The desensitizing effect of mind wandering on the perception of others’ discomfort

Kam, J.W.Y., & Handy, T.C., Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 286-296.


The functional consequences of mind wandering: A mechanistic account of sensory and cognitive decoupling.

Kam, J.W.Y., & Handy, T.C. Frontiers in Perception Science, 4, 725. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00725.


Resting state EEG power and coherence abnormalities in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Kam, J.W.Y., Bolbecker, A.R., O’Donnell, B.F., Hetrick, W.P., & Brenner, C.A. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47,1893-1901.

Mind wandering and falls risk in older adults: Evidence for failures in compensatory cognition. 

Nagamatsu, L.S., Kam, J.W.Y., Liu-Ambrose, T., Chan, A., & Handy, T.C. Psychology and Aging, 28, 685-691.


Mind wandering and the adaptive control of attentional resources.

Kam, J.W.Y., Dao, E., Stanciulescu, M., Tildesley, H., & Handy, T.C. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 952-960.


Mind wandering and motor control: off-task thinking disrupts the online adjustment of behavior.

Kam, J.W.Y., Dao, E., Blinn, P., Krigolson, O.E., Boyd, L.A. & Handy, T.C. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 329. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00329

Differential relationships between subtraits of BIS-11 impulsivity and executive processes: An ERP study.

Kam, J.W.Y., Dominelli, R., & Carlson, S.R. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 174-187.

Mind wandering facilitates creative incubation. 

Baird, B., Smallwood J., Mrazek, M.D., Kam, J.W.Y., Franklin, M.S., & Schooler, J.W. Psychological Science, 23, 1117-1122.


Differential synchronization in default and task-specific networks of the human brain.

Kirschner, A., Kam, J.W.Y., Handy, T.C., & Ward, L.M. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 139. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00139.


Slow fluctuations in attentional control of visual cortex​.

Kam, J.W.Y., Dao, E., Farley, J., Fitzpatrick, K., Smallwood, J., & Schooler, J.W., & Handy, T.C. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 460-470.​

Prospective predictors of mood episodes in bipolar disorders.

Kam, J.W.Y., Bolbecker, A.R., O’Donnell, B.F., Hetrick, W.P., & Brenner, C.A. Journal of Affective Disorder, 135, 298-304.

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