The Brain's Default Network

  title={The Brain's Default Network},
  author={R. Buckner and J. Andrews-Hanna and D. Schacter},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • R. Buckner, J. Andrews-Hanna, D. Schacter
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Thirty years of brain imaging research has converged to define the brain's default network—a novel and only recently appreciated brain system that participates in internal modes of cognition. Here we synthesize past observations to provide strong evidence that the default network is a specific, anatomically defined brain system preferentially active when individuals are not focused on the external environment. Analysis of connectional anatomy in the monkey supports the presence of an… CONTINUE READING

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