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!
One day in 1992 Mia Farrow was horrified to learn that Woody Allen (her partner at the time) was romantically involved with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. How did Mia figure it out? She found several pornographic polaroids of Soon-Yi which Woody had apparently taken. And where had the amateur photographer hidden them? He hadn't: Farrow found them on the mantelpiece!
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.