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Peer reviewed journal articles

Baird, B., Mota-Rolim, S., & Dresler, M. (2019). The cognitive neuroscience of lucid dreaming. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 100, 305-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.03.008

 

Lee, M., Baird, B., Gosseries, O., Nieminen, J. O., Boly, M., Postle, B. R., Tononi, G., & Lee, S. W. (2019). Connectivity differences between consciousness and unconsciousness in non-rapid eye movement sleep: a TMS–EEG study. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 5175. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-41274-2

 

Baird, B., Castelnovo, A., Gosseries, O., Tononi, G. (2018). Frequent lucid dreaming associated with increased functional connectivity between frontopolar cortex and temporoparietal association areas. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 17798. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-36190-w

 

Baird, B., Riedner, B.A., Boly, M., Davidson, R.J., Tononi, G. (2018). Increased lucid dream frequency in long-term meditators but not following MBSR training. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice, 6(1), 40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cns0000176 

Baird, B., Castelnovo, A., Riedner, B.A., Ferrarelli, F., Boly, M., Davidson, R.J., & Tononi, G. (2018). Human rapid eye movement sleep shows local increases in low-frequency oscillations and global decreases in high-frequency oscillations compared to resting wakefulness. eNeuro, 4(5), ENEURO-0293. https://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0293-18.2018

 

Laberge, S.*, Baird, B.*, Zimbardo, P. G. (2018). Smooth tracking of visual targets distinguish lucid REM sleep dreaming and perception from imagination. Nature Communications, 9, 3298. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05547-0

*Co-first author

 

LaBerge, S., LaMarca, K., Baird, B. (2018). Pre-sleep treatment with galantamine stimulates lucid dreaming: A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. PLoS ONE, 13(8), e0201246. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201246

 

Gu, S., Cieslak, M., Baird, B., Muldoon, S., Grafton, S., Pasqualetti, F., & Bassett, D. S. (2018). The energy landscape of neurophysiological activity implicit in brain network structure. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 2507. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20123-8

 

Siclari, F.*, Baird, B.*, Perogamvros, L., Bernardi, G., LaRocque, J. J., Riedner, B., ... & Tononi, G. (2017). The neural correlates of dreaming. Nature Neuroscience, 20(6), 872-878. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.4545

*Co-first author

 

Perogamvros, L., Baird, B., Seibold, M., Riedner, B., Boly, M., & Tononi, G. (2017). The phenomenal contents and neural correlates of spontaneous thoughts across wakefulness, NREM sleep, and REM sleep. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29(10), 1766-1777. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01155

 

Elliott, J. C., Baird, B., Giesbrecht, B. (2016). Consciousness isn’t all-or-none: Evidence for partial awareness during the attentional blink. Consciousness and Cognition, 40, 79-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2015.12.003

 

Baird, B., Cieslak, M., Grafton, S., & Schooler, J. (2014). Regional white matter variation associated with domain-specific metacognitive accuracy. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(3), 440-452. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00741

 

Baird, B., Mrazek, M., Phillips, D. T., & Schooler, J. W. (2014). Domain-specific enhancement of metacognitive ability following meditation training. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(5), 1972-1979. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036882

 

Baird, B., Smallwood, J., Lutz, A., Schooler, J. W. (2014). The decoupled mind: Mind-wandering disrupts cortical phase-locking to perceptual events. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(11), 2596-2607. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00656 

 

Smallwood, J., Krzysztof, G., Golchert, J., Ruby, F., Engen, H., Baird, B., Vinski, M., Schooler, J. W., Margulies, D. S. (2013). The default modes of reading: Modulation of posterior cingulate and medial prefrontal cortex connectivity associated with subjective and objective differences in reading experience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 734. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2013.00734

 

Baird, B., Smallwood, J., Gorgolewski, K., & Margulies, D. M. (2013). Medial and lateral networks in anterior prefrontal cortex support metacognitive ability for memory and perception. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(42), 16657-16665. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0786-13.2013

 

Franklin, M.S., Mooneyham, B., Baird, B., &  Schooler, J. (2013). Thinking one thing, saying another: The behavioral correlates of mind-wandering while reading aloud. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(1), 205-210. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-013-0468-2

 

Baird, B., Schooler, J. W., Mrazek, M., Fishman, D., & Smallwood, J. (2013). Unnoticed intrusions: Dissociations of meta-consciousness in thought suppression. Consciousness and Cognition, 22(3), 1003-1012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2013.06.009

 

Smallwood, J., Tipper, C., Brown, K., Baird, B., Engen, H., Michaels, J., Grafton, S., & Schooler, J. W. (2013). Escaping the here and now: A role for the default mode network in cognition that is independent of perception. Neuroimage, 69, 120–125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.12.012

 

Mrazek, D., Franklin, M. S., Phillips, D. T., Baird, B., Schooler, J. W. (2013). Mindfulness training improves working memory capacity & GRE performance while reducing mind-wandering.  Psychological Science, 24(5), 776-781. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612459659

 

Baird, B., Smallwood, J., Mrazek, M., Franklin, M., & Schooler, J. W. (2012). Inspired by distraction: Mind-wandering facilitates creative incubation. Psychological Science, 23(10), 1117-1122. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797612446024

*Featured in Nature News and Comment

 

Smallwood, J., Brown, K., Baird, B., Mrazek, M., Franklin, M., & Schooler, J. W. (2012). Insulation for daydreams: A role for tonic norepinephrine in the facilitation of internally guided thought.  PLoS ONE, 7(4), e33706. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0033706

 

Mrazek, M., Smallwood, J., Franklin, M., Chin, J., Baird, B., & Schooler, J. W. (2012). The role of mind-wandering in measurements of general aptitude. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 141(4), 788-798. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027968

 

Smallwood, J., Brown, K., Baird, B., & Schooler, J. W. (2012). Cooperation between the default mode network and the frontal-parietal network in the production of an internal train of thought. Brain Research, 1428, 60-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2011.03.072

 

Baird, B., Smallwood, J., & Schooler, J. W. (2011). Back to the future: Autobiographical planning and the functionality of mind-wandering.  Consciousness and Cognition, 20(4), 1604-1611. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2011.08.007

 

 

Book chapters

 

Baird, B., Erlacher, D., Czisch, M., Spoormaker, V.I., Dresler, M. (2019). Consciousness and meta-consciousness during sleep. In Elsevier handbook of sleep research.

 

Mota-Rolim, S.A., Baird, B., & Dresler, M. (2019). Neurobiology of lucid dreaming. In Dreams: Understanding biology, psychology, and culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

 

Schooler, J.W., Mrazek, M.D., Baird, B., & Winkielman, P. (2015). Minding the mind: The value of distinguishing between unconscious, conscious, and meta-conscious processes. In P. Shaver & M. Mikulincer (Eds.), APA handbook of personality and social psychology. Vol. 1: Attitudes and social cognition (pp. 179-202). Washington, DC: APA Press.

 

Schooler, J. W., Mrazek, M. D., Franklin, M. S., Baird, B., Mooneyham, B. W., Zedelius, C., & Broadway, J. M. (2014). The middle way: Finding the balance between mindfulness and mind-wandering. In B.H Ross (Ed.), The psychology of learning and motivation, (Vol. 60) (pp.1-33). Burlington, MA: Academic Press.