When attention isn’t focused on the task at hand, cognitive resources are likely to be directed to unfinished business. Much of the time our so-called “wandering minds” are focused on unresolved matters. Although “wandering” conveys an impression of thoughts adrift, unanchored and chaotic, it may be more accurate to view such thoughts as triggered by a sense of concern and seeking some resolution.  The Wandering Mind is theExploring Mind: exploring the problem space, a few moves at a time.