Oops! is a web site dedicated to discovering the absent and wandering mind and some of its consequences.

In this site we provide examples, often entertaining, of mind-wandering and its consequences, some essays on inattention, and an opportunity to contribute to our understanding of the causes and consequences of mind-wandering.

The Daily Oops!

On the way to a confirmation ceremony one day, the notoriously absentminded bishop William Cecil misplaced his train ticket. "It's all right, my Lord," the ticket collector kindly remarked. "We know who you are." "That's all very well," Cecil replied, "but without my ticket how am I to know where I am going?"

- Anecdotage.com

How can you contribute to Oops!?

We have a number of questionnaires and behavioral assessments of attention and its failures, as well as a number of related measures. You can help us by participating in our research.