Doodling and the default network of the brain

@article{Schott2011DoodlingAT,
  title={Doodling and the default network of the brain},
  author={GD Schott},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2011},
  volume={378},
  pages={1133-1134}
}
  • G. Schott
  • Published 24 September 2011
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
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