The maturing architecture of the brain's default network.

  title={The maturing architecture of the brain's default network.},
  author={Damien A. Fair and Alexander L. Cohen and Nico U. F. Dosenbach and Jessica A. Church and Francis M. Miezin and Deanna M. Barch and Marcus E. Raichle and Steven E. Petersen and Bradley L. Schlaggar},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 10},
In recent years, the brain's "default network," a set of regions characterized by decreased neural activity during goal-oriented tasks, has generated a significant amount of interest, as well as controversy. Much of the discussion has focused on the relationship of these regions to a "default mode" of brain function. In early studies, investigators suggested that, the brain's default mode supports "self-referential" or "introspective" mental activity. Subsequently, regions of the default… CONTINUE READING
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