Descriptive Experience Sampling as a Psychological Method

  • Charles FernyhoughEmail author
  • Ben Alderson-Day
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This chapter outlines the practice of descriptive experience sampling (DES), a methodology with which Hubbub has experimented. Interdisciplinary DES experiments and workshops during when Hubbub’s residency brought collaborators together to explore the profoundly varied ways in which the resting state can be conceptualized, and the different forms that perspectives on aspects of inner experience might take.


fMRI Inner experience Introspection Mind wandering Resting state 

Further Reading

  1. Smallwood, Jonathan, and Jonathan W. Schooler ‘The Science of Mind Wandering: Empirically Navigating the Stream of Consciousness’ Annual Review of Psychology 66 (January 2015), 487–518.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Durham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom

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