The precuneus and consciousness.

  title={The precuneus and consciousness.},
  author={Andrea E. Cavanna},
  journal={CNS spectrums},
  volume={12 7},
This article reviews the rapidly growing literature on the functional anatomy and behavioral correlates of the precuneus, with special reference to imaging neuroscience studies using hamodynamic techniques. The precuneus, along with adjacent areas within the posteromedial parietal cortex, is among the most active cortical regions according to the "default mode" of brain function during the conscious resting state, whereas it selectively deactivates in a number of pathophysiological conditions… CONTINUE READING