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Emerging roles of the brain's default network.

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During periods of inactivity, global metabolism does not decrease in the brain, and small but consistent increases in activity occur in a specific set of regions called the "default network". Although much is known about the topological and connectional properties of the default network, its functions remain a matter of debate. Functional neuroimaging and electrophysiological studies have suggested two apparently contrasting functions for this network: spontaneous cognition and monitoring the...

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10.1177/1073858412446202

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Journal:
The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Pages:
76-87
Publication date:
2013-02-05
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EISSN:
1089-4098
ISSN:
1073-8584
URN:
uuid:106f471e-9c7c-49e0-9062-042252ec6de2
Source identifiers:
364101
Local pid:
pubs:364101

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