Fitness Tracker for Your Mind: Inside our thoughts and emotions

Fitness Tracker for Your Mind: Inside our thoughts and emotions

Take a moment to reflect on the landscape of your inner mental experience — the thoughts, feelings and emotions that have shaped you into the person you are today. What do you think about on a day-to-day basis? Are your thoughts a source of happiness, creativity and inspiration? Or do they fuel distress, anxiety and distraction? 

Despite its importance for our cognitive and mental well-being, the nature of daily thinking remains a mystery, largely because thoughts are hidden and difficult to study. 

The Neuroscience of Emotion and Thought Lab at the University of Arizona, together with researchers at the University of Colorado, is trying to fill this gap in our scientific understanding of the mind by taking advantage of smartphone technology. They recently developed a free mobile Android app called Where’s My Mind? that sends users surveys at random moments to capture the nature of their mental experience. 

Read the full article from Arizona Alumni Magazine here

Published Date: 
03/22/2018 - 15:26