How is our self related to midline regions and the default-mode network?

@article{Qin2011HowIO,
  title={How is our self related to midline regions and the default-mode network?},
  author={Pengmin Qin and Georg Northoff},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2011},
  volume={57},
  pages={1221-1233}
}

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