Gabe Smith

Gabe Smith

Hi there! I’m an MA student in the CNT lab who is interested in conceptualizing how thought operates through a cognitive neuroscience lens, which is why I study mind wandering. Right now my research is on understanding how bodily arousal affects thought patterns and mind wandering, both behaviourally and neurologically. The topic that captures my imagination the most is functional connectivity, the changing interactions between brain areas and networks that have the potential to give rise to different varieties of thought. Is it possible to predict what someone is thinking from their brain activity? Is it possible to change what they are thinking by electrically altering that activity?
I’m originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In the spare time I have that isn’t spent mind wandering, I like to play board games and video games, bake, read, and write.