Rest Is Not Idleness: Implications of the Brain's Default Mode for Human Development and Education.

@article{ImmordinoYang2012RestIN,
  title={Rest Is Not Idleness: Implications of the Brain's Default Mode for Human Development and Education.},
  author={Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and Joanna A. Christodoulou and Vanessa Singh},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={352-64}
}
When people wakefully rest in the functional MRI scanner, their minds wander, and they engage a so-called default mode (DM) of neural processing that is relatively suppressed when attention is focused on the outside world. Accruing evidence suggests that DM brain systems activated during rest are also important for active, internally focused psychosocial mental processing, for example, when recalling personal memories, imagining the future, and feeling social emotions with moral connotations… CONTINUE READING
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