Join us to hear psychologist and author Michael Corballis speak about The Wandering Mind
Sometimes, our minds wander away from the present, which can be annoying to arbitrators, mediators, clients, opposing counsel and judges. But mind wandering is more a healthy adaptation than a failure of the system. It has benefits in a wide range of activity, including creativity, social understanding, planning and memory—and entertainment. So dream on.
Michael Corballis ONZM is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Auckland. He was born and educated in New Zealand, before completing his PhD at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, where he taught for some years before returning to Auckland. His main interest is on how the brain works and what it tells us about the mind, with special application to language, memory, and brain asymmetry. In 2016, he was awarded the Rutherford Medal, the premier scientific award of the Royal Society of New Zealand.